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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.


BRL to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.2476

This calculator converts amounts at the latest USD/BRL mid-rate or enter a rate to check the exchange rate you are being offered or already charged.


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Brazilian Real

United States Dollar

1 BRL 0.2476 USD
5 BRL 1.2380 USD
10 BRL 2.4760 USD
20 BRL 4.9520 USD
50 BRL 12.38 USD
100 BRL 24.76 USD
250 BRL 61.90 USD
500 BRL 123.80 USD
1,000 BRL 247.60 USD
2,000 BRL 495.20 USD
5,000 BRL 1,238.00 USD
10,000 BRL 2,476.00 USD
50,000 BRL 12,380.00 USD
100,000 BRL 24,760.00 USD
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Brazilian Real

United States Dollar

4.0390 BRL 1 USD
20.20 BRL 5 USD
40.39 BRL 10 USD
80.78 BRL 20 USD
201.95 BRL 50 USD
403.90 BRL 100 USD
1,009.75 BRL 250 USD
2,019.50 BRL 500 USD
4,039.00 BRL 1,000 USD
8,078.00 BRL 2,000 USD
20,195.00 BRL 5,000 USD
40,390.00 BRL 10,000 USD
201,950.00 BRL 50,000 USD
403,900.00 BRL 100,000 USD
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BRL/USD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Brazilian Real to United States Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

1 Day0.244018 May 2019
1 Week0.252412 May 2019
1 Month0.254119 Apr 2019
6 Months0.266120 Nov 2018
1 Year0.267619 May 2018
5 Years0.451620 May 2014
10 Years0.491721 May 2009

You can use our BRL interactive charts to check BRLUSD historic trends.

Outlook and forecasts for BRL and USD

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the BRL vs USD, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both Brazilian Real and United States Dollar:


Brazilian Real (BRL) outlook

2018 was a disappointing year for the Brazilian real: it lost 15 percent of its value against the US dollar and more than 10 percent against the euro.

The real started 2019 brightly: by early February, it held a year-to-date gain worth 7 percent against the dollar. Throughout February and into March, the real weakened somewhat, but then on March-22 (the day of this report), it plunged on news that former Brazilian president Michel Temer had been arrested on corruption charges — an arrest that might impede the pension reforms that analysts say are vital to Brazil’s economic recovery. A one-day fall of 3 percent following the arrest had the real down on the year, at R$3.9 per USD. A push back towards the R$4.0 handle, last seen in September, is now likely.

In March, Brazil’s central bank adopted a dovish tone and lowered its forecast for average interest rates, further burdening the real.

Despite these issues, one analyst said that he was putting capital into the real because of the “textbook” nature of the current environment, which favoured carry trades and the high-yielding currencies upon which these are based, like the real.


United States Dollar (USD) outlook

The US dollar has benefitted this year despite some quite serious escalations in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. By mid-May, the Dollar Index was nearly 2 percent higher year-to-date; it was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

The greenback’s 2019 strength has come in spite of a dovish turn by the Federal Reserve, which said in March it expects no interest rate increase this year. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and many other central banks have also turned dovish, removing some of the policy-based incentives for selling USD.

In May, HSBC warned against thinking that the dollar has got too high. The bank highlighted the “desolation and destruction” (an exaggeration) facing other economies and currencies. “You can never get too high,” the bank’s chief analyst said. “What would you want to buy out there if not dollars?”

Read the full article United States Dollar Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the BRL/USD market rate I see online or in the media?

The BRL/USD mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the BRL / USD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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