Rio de Janeiro Currency Guide


Rio de Janeiro uses the Brazilian Real.


Rio de Janeiro has a range of English-language ATMs located throughout the city, particularly in the main thoroughfares, shopping and nightlife districts. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and to see what international withdrawal fees may apply.


Before you leave home, don't forget to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Brazilian Real to have with you when you arrive in Rio. Brazilian Real are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.

Credit Card

For large purchases, it’s a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Rio instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. Credit cards are not readily accepted in remote areas or villages outside Rio.