Sales tax is included in the prices shown on goods in stores but listed separately on the bottom of your receipt. Hotel, meal, and car-rental taxes are usually tacked on in addition to the costs shown on menus and brochures. At this writing, hotel taxes are roughly 5%, meal taxes 10%, and car-rental taxes 12%.

Departure taxes on international flights from Brazil aren't always included in your ticket and can run as high as R$82 ($30); domestic flights may incur a R$22 ($8) tax. Although U.S. dollars are accepted in some airports, be prepared to pay departure taxes in reais.

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