Budget to travel to Brazil

BRAZIL budget tourism

We were there during the holiday period where prices are hard to negociate, from January 6th to January 19th. We went from Iguazu to Rio and took a plane back to Salta.

Note: We are a couple travelling for 1 year and we’ve already spent half of our time and budget and time (20000€ total for the year). The prices mentioned in this post are PER PERSON, except for the taxis and accommodation (usually private double rooms).


We paid 180$R per person for a “all you can eat” meat restaurant! The rest was much more cheaper…

  • Burger: 35$R
  • Full breakfast: 28$R
  • Pizza: 60$R


  • Water: 6$R
  • Beer: 14$R
  • Alcool: around 20$R caipirinha or a ron cola



  • We took night buses from Iguazu to Florianopolis (241$R), and from Florianopolis to Sao Paulo (155$R), then a bus to Paraty (90$R), to Angra del Rey (17$R) and to Rio (66$R)
  • Locker in the Terminal: 10$R
  • City bus to Iguazu: 10$R with return
  • City bus in Florianopolis: 4,5$R

Ferry to Isla Grande: 19$R (see the details)
Taxi boat from a beach to an other: 40$R

Tram and Metro in Rio: The fee depends on the hour, we paid 12$R once and 7$R an other time.

Uber: From Santa Teresa in Rio to the airport: 35$R

Taxi in Rio: 22$R to cross the entire city




Iguazu falls: 102$R + 68$R parque dos aves, Boat tour in Isla Grande 120$R, Cristo Redentor 105$R and Pao de Azucar 120$R.
> See the detail of our trip from Iguazu to Rio



  • Bathroom: 2 reales
Foz do Iguaçu

From Iguazu to Rio

After visiting Iguazu falls from the argentian side, we decided to cross the border and enjoy a Brazil East coast! From Foz de Iguazu we went to Florianopolis, Paraty, Ilha Grande and finally Rio for a total 13 days. I share with you the detail of the trip and transportation!


One week in Rio de Janeiro & Around

Ahhhhh Rio! I think this is one of the best city I’ve ever visited… I’ve been there first for the Carnaval and on various professional trips, and I always enjoyed the weather, the people, the music, the ambiance…

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To follow those spendings we used TravelSpend App.
Looking back…
We’ve spent a total of 51€ per person per day (the most expensive of our trip) but we were in the middle of the holidays so I guess the prices were superior than the rest of the year.

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