Fascin8ing Forex – Eight Things Money can buy in RIO

Olympic fever’s on and sports enthusiasts must be gearing up for a treat. But it’s also a great time otherwise, to visit this fascinating city! Here is the price you have to pay for your trip…literally.


The Brazil currency is the “Réal” (pronounced ray-all) or plural “Réais” (pronounced ray-eyes)

1 Real (R$) = 100 centavos

But preferred currency is USD which is easily acceptable at most places. So grab a USD Forex card before you go!


1. FLY

Take to the Skies

Airfare Cost

Round Trip from India 4872.63 Real = 1,00,000 INR



Home away from Home

Double Room 121.245 Real/night = 2,493 INR/night

3. EAT

Savor the Flavor

Moqueca (pronounced moo-kek-a), a dee-lish Fish stew

14.00 Real = INR 300 (approx.)



Guzzle Down

Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail made from Sugarcane Hard liquor and lime

30.00 Real = 600 INR


5. BUY

Hit the Markets

Funky Havaianas, that’s Flip Flops for us mere mortals.

Find great deals at the FEIRA HIPPIE DE IPANEMA (Hippie Fair).

52 Real & up = 1040 INR starting

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Natalia Ramos Brazilian famous Havaianas flip-flops are sold at a store in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

6. GO

Take to the Road

Sugarloaf Mountain

Typical Tour Cost: 245.69 Real = 5000 INR



Look like the Locals

Sundresses, Surfwear & Shades!

Well-known Brands – Mormaii, Colci, Triton

150 Real & up = Starts INR 3000

8. DO

Soak in the Sights

Historic Downtown Tour





  • Notes come in R$2, R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$100 denominations.
  • US Dollars are very popular here and are widely accepted. Many tourist-oriented activities are quoted in dollars not dong, so be prepared to switch back and forth. Make sure you buy US Dollars online in India so that you get the best USD rates before you travel.
  • Though ATMs are widely available, not all accept international cards. Keep your eyes peeled for BIDV, Incom, Techcom, Sacom, and Vietcom ATMs with Plus System logos.

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