Includes the local currency, other currencies commonly accepted and where, credit or debit cards accepted, access to ATMs that accept U.S. ATM networks (and which networks are readily accessible), and acceptability of travelers checks.
Last Published: 7/5/2017
The official Brazilian currency since 1994 is the Brazilian real (plural reais, sign R$, code BRL). It is subdivided into 100 centavos ("Cents") The dollar-like sign (cifrão) is the currency's symbol (both historic and modern). Coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 centavos and one real; the 25 centavos piece soon followed. In 1994, banknotes were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 reais. These were followed by 2 reais in 2000 and 20 reais in 2001. On 31 December 2005, BCB discontinued the production of the one real banknote, but it remains legal tender.
 

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