The commercial dollar rose almost 2% this Tuesday (26), touching R$5. For those who are going to travel, the value to be considered is the tourism dollar, which is at higher levels.
In exchange houses in São Paulo, for example, the US currency was sold between R$5.21 and R$5.33, in cash, already considering the IOF (Tax on Financial Operations). For those who buy with the prepaid card, the value varied between R$ 5.52 and R$ 5.59.
In the case of those who are going to buy euros, prices ranged from R$5.55 to R$5.66, in cash, and from R$5.89 to R$5.97, on the prepaid card. The values were consulted by the UOL at MelhorCâmbio.com at around 3:30 pm.
See below some quotes found, including the IOF of 1.1% for cash and 6.38% for cards. Prices are subject to change throughout the day.
GetMoney: BRL 5.21 (cash) and BRL 5.52 (prepaid card)Ecoforte: BRL 5.21 (cash) and BRL 5.52 (prepaid card)Real Exchange: BRL 5.21 (cash) and BRL 5.52 (prepaid card)Sky Mooca Shopping: RS 5.21 (cash) and R$ 5.52 (prepaid card)Maxi Exchange: BRL 5.21 (cash)Nazca: BRL 5.33 (cash)
GetMoney: BRL 5.55 (cash) and BRL 5.89 (prepaid card)Ecoforte: RS 5.55 (cash) and R$ 5.89 (prepaid card)Sky Mooca Shopping: RS 5.55 (cash) and R$ 5.89 (prepaid card)Maxi Exchange: BRL 5.55 (cash)Hashtag Exchange: BRL 5.55 (cash)Nazca: BRL 5.66 (cash)
Why are values higher?
The value of the dollar published daily by the press, including the UOL, refers to the commercial dollar. For those who travel and need to buy currency at exchange offices, the value is higher. The same goes for the euro.
The commercial dollar is used for government financial transactions abroad and loans from Brazilians residing outside the country. The currency also serves as a reference for large companies that import and export goods.
At exchange offices, ordinary people buy currency —usually for travel — based on the tourist dollar exchange rate. It is also used in the conversion of debits made in foreign currency on the credit card, for example.