Prices in Brazil
On average, prices in Brazil are higher than in other South American countries (they are practically at the same level as in Eastern Europe). It is worth considering that in December-February prices become 20-30% higher, and during the Carnival prices rise even more..
Shopping and souvenirs
Shopping in Brazil is quite expensive - many brand stores offer clothing from famous brands at prices that are more expensive than in the USA and Europe. But the most profitable shopping is in Sao Paulo, the main shopping centers of which are Iguatemi, Daslu, Cidade Jardim.
If you want to buy inexpensive and really interesting things, it is advisable to go to small designer boutiques. For more profitable purchases in Brazil, it is worth coming after the Carnival - at this time the sales season begins.
What to bring from Brazil
- souvenirs made of wood, leather and stone, made by Indians, carnival costumes, Brazilian clothing, jewelry with natural stones, fabric bracelets, paintings by Brazilian artists;
- coffee (Brazil Bourbon, Caf Pele, Santos, Caboclo), spices (lemon pepper, annatto powder, green pepper), nuts (Brazil nuts, cashews).
From Brazil, it is worth bringing cashasa (a local strong alcoholic drink) - from $ 8, Brazilian coffee beans - $ 6, jewelry - from $ 52, elements of a carnival costume - from $ 13, mate - from $ 6, Indian souvenirs - from $ 3 $, spices and seasonings - from $ 3.
On a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro, you will stroll through the central part of the city and the Flamengo Park, visit the National Library and the Church of La Candelaria, and see the statue of Christ. The approximate cost of the excursion is $ 40.
On an excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain (you get to it by funicular), you will enjoy the mesmerizing views that will open before you from a height of 396 meters. The approximate cost of the excursion is $ 50.
The approximate cost of entertainment: for the entrance to the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro you will pay $ 2.6, for a 10-minute helicopter flight over the falls - $ 100, for an excursion to the waterfalls by boat - $ 90, for rafting near the falls - $ 70, for visiting Iguassu National Park - $ 17.
You can get around Brazilian cities by bus (cost of 1 ticket - $ 1.3) and metro (price of 1 trip - $ 0.6-1.3). And, for example, for a bus trip from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, you will pay $ 30.
If you prefer to rent a car, it is not recommended to do so in Brazil due to the aggressiveness of local drivers who do not follow the traffic rules. But if you decide to take a chance, then you will pay about $ 35 per day for renting a car (excluding the cost of gasoline).
The minimum spending on vacation in Brazil will be approximately $ 60 per person. If you expect to relax in comfort, then you will need at least $ 150 per day for 1 person.