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  • Buy your Brazilian real online at Post Office
  • Check the GBP to Brazilian real exchange rate for the best deal
  • Order your Brazilian real online and pick up the next working day in branch
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Travel money made simple when Brazil beckons

With everything from lush Amazon jungle to old colonial towns and modern, vibrant cities like Rio, it’s easy to see Brazil’s draw. If you’re feeling it too, make sure you have travel money for the trip.

At Post Office, you can order Brazilian real online or in branch. Click and collect lets you pick up orders in any branch as early as the next working day. Or we can deliver online orders to your home.

If you buy Brazilian currency online you may get a better rate than in branch. If any currency’s left, we’ll buy back Brazilian real banknotes commission-free. In the unfortunate event that your trip is cancelled, we also offer a 100% refund guarantee. And if you buy Post Office Travel Insurance to cover your trip that’s another thing less to tick off your travel checklist.

Get our best Brazilian real rates online. The more you buy the better the rate.

Get your Brazilian currency from Post Office

A few reasons to buy your travel money from us:

  • Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ at the 2022 British Travel Awards

  • Get 0% commission and competitive rates on over 60 different currencies

  • Order travel money online or in participating branches

  • Pick up in branch or choose home delivery (free on online orders over £500, or £4.99 on deliveries under £500)

  • Order by 3pm for delivery the next working day by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm

  • We’ll buy back Brazilian real banknotes commission-free if you’ve any left (just bring your receipt)

Click and collect in branch

Need holiday money fast? Pick yours up from the dedicated travel money counter at your nearest Post Office 

Home delivery

Want your currency delivered to your home? Order by 3pm on a working day for delivery the next day

What do things cost in Brazil? 

Our travel money reports help you get an idea of the average prices of holiday items in your destination, including for Rio de Janeiro.

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Coffee

£2.12

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Suncream

£14.28

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3-course meal

£66.37

How far will your money go in Brazil?

  • Despite its increased popularity in recent years, Brazil’s still friendly to both budget travellers and those splashing out

  • Hostel dormitories with self-catering facilities are a good way to live cheaply but you can get a hotel room to yourself inexpensively on a mid-range budget. The cost of food and accommodation is generally lower in more rural areas

  • Know when to go – missing Rio’s busy carnival week, as well as school holidays in January and June, can avoid higher prices for accommodation

  • It’s a good idea to agree on taxi fares. Many drivers won’t turn their metres on at all, so settle on a price before you set off to avoid being ripped off

  • You can also keep costs down by trying an Amazon alternative – on a one-day trip to the Pantanal it’s possible to see all kinds of wildlife, including caimans, macaws and toucans

Some common questions

  • The Brazilian real is the official currency of Brazil, abbreviated to BRL. Its currency symbol is R$. One real is subdivided into 100 centavos. The currency is issued by the Central Bank of Brazil. But you can get yours from Post Office, either by buying online or at your local participating branch.

  • Only Brazil itself uses the Brazilian real as a currency. It’s not used officially by any other country.

  • Brazilian banknotes come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 reals. There’s also a 1 real bank note still in circulation, but it’s rarely seen because it’s no longer printed.

    Coins in the currency include the 1 real and the 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos. Confusingly, other coins are also used in Brazil, minted by community banks and recognised by the Central Bank to help stimulate local economies. You may see some on your travels.

  • Buying Brazilian real from Post Office is simple. You can visit one of our branches that sells foreign currency or order online for collection or delivery. If you order online by 3pm on a working day, collection or delivery is normally available the next working day. Delivery is free for online orders of £500 or more.

  • If you’re visiting any country, it’s important to check upfront for any restrictions to travel or risks, laws and alerts to consider if you make the trip. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has regularly updated travel advice for all countries and territories, including Brazil. Remember, if you travel against official advice you could invalidate your travel insurance policy.

  • Read all travel money FAQs

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