Average cost of meals/food in Rio and Brasilia?

Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:44 PM
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Average cost of meals/food in Rio and Brasilia?

I will be in Rio and Brasilia end of this month. I was wondering how much I should expect to spend on food and drinks? What is the average cost of lunch and/or dinner? Are souvenirs generally inexpensive? How much would a person spend on an average day if they ate at moderately priced restaurants? Thanks
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Jun 24th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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Halsa, you will probably spend around US$ 15 in an average restaurant per meal. Add about US$10 if you are drinking wine.
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Jun 24th, 2005, 09:33 PM
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Thanks dudi!!!
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Jun 25th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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Because of the $ trading at 2 1/2 to 1, it should be less. I was there in 2003 when it was trading at 2.95 to 1 and ate all my meals in the new and popular hot buffets that sell by the kilo. I spent about $10.00US for lunch and dinner and it was very good. I also went to one of the Hotels in the muddle of Rio, can't remember the name, but had their American Sunday brunch which was about $7US, I think.
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Jun 26th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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IŽve never been to Brasilia, but I live in Rio and could give you wonderful tips about restaurants. It would be easier if I knew where you-ll be staying, but I can tell for sure that youŽll have no problem with prices, bucause of the currency. I would suggest that you go to Gula Gula, a chain of restaurants, that offers good meals for about 10 dolars, restaurants by kilo, very easy to find Downtown, and the bit more expensive, but charming, rastaurants in Dias Ferreira Street, in the branch of Leblon. About souvenirs, I think prices are quite expensives anywhere in the world, but theyŽll be cheap for you, once Real is cheap en relation to Dolars.
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Jun 27th, 2005, 03:46 AM
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I'll be in Rio in October and will be staying in Copacabana... what would you suggest for eating/drinking places? Do you know if there is a problem when you would see a woman eating in a restaurant/cafe by herself? Would people stare?

I'd appreciate any info!!

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Jun 27th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Heidi: You will find lots of restaurants in Copacabana, but theyŽre more "touristics", and maybe you wonŽt feel comfourtable eating in those places by yourself. I personally like to have lunch in Ipanema,that is close to Copacabana but hyper, were you have many options and you probably wonŽt have much trouble choosing a place wich you like and finding menus written in English. The main street of Ipanema, Visconde de Piraja street, offers good options, such as Iemanja, typical brazilian food, nearby the hippie fair. Gula Gula and Delirio Tropical offer light meals, salads, grills, good prices, and are informal places, perfect to go straight from the beach. In Copacabana, you may go to a barbecue restaurant called Marius, and to Copa Café, a kind of cosmopolitan reaturant and bar. IŽm sure the concierge wonŽt have difficulty in explaining to you how to get to this places.We also have lots of restaurants that offer good pizza, our traditional "all you can eat" barbecue houses, and I strongly recommed Porcão RioŽs, where youŽll have a nice view of Rio, not to mention many places that sell great variety of juices and simple sandwiches, such as Bibi Sucos, in Leblon. I bet youŽll find out choosing restaurants is fun, specially if you avoid places for tourists like Copacabana. Have a nice stay in Rio!
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