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USD/BRL - Rate Guide

United States Dollar to Brazilian Real exchange rates aren't all the same.

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

 

USD/BRL Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Brazilian Real exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to BRL comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the USD/BRL Calculator.

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USD/BRL - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 USD = 4.1472 BRL

1-DAY UP 1.7%
USD/BRL over the last 90 days

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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

1 USD 4.1472 BRL
5 USD 20.74 BRL
10 USD 41.47 BRL
20 USD 82.94 BRL
50 USD 207.36 BRL
100 USD 414.72 BRL
250 USD 1,036.80 BRL
500 USD 2,073.60 BRL
1,000 USD 4,147.20 BRL
2,000 USD 8,294.40 BRL
5,000 USD 20,736.00 BRL
10,000 USD 41,472.00 BRL
50,000 USD 207,360.00 BRL
100,000 USD 414,720.00 BRL
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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

0.2411 USD 1 BRL
1.2055 USD 5 BRL
2.4110 USD 10 BRL
4.8220 USD 20 BRL
12.06 USD 50 BRL
24.11 USD 100 BRL
60.28 USD 250 BRL
120.55 USD 500 BRL
241.10 USD 1,000 BRL
482.20 USD 2,000 BRL
1,205.50 USD 5,000 BRL
2,411.00 USD 10,000 BRL
12,055.00 USD 50,000 BRL
24,110.00 USD 100,000 BRL
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USD/BRL - Historical Trends

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

PeriodChange*USD/BRLDate
1 Day-0.5%4.168119 Sep 2019
7 Day+1.5%4.085113 Sep 2019
30 Day+3%4.025521 Aug 2019
3 Month+8.5%3.822022 Jun 2019
1 Year+1.7%4.077320 Sep 2018
5 Year+75%2.370521 Sep 2014
10 Year+129.7%1.805522 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when USD/BRL was 4.1472

You can use our USD interactive charts to check USDBRL historic trends.

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USD and BRL in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs BRL, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

 

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

 

Brazilian Real (BRL)

In late May, the real rallied away from 7-month lows against the dollar and euro. It remains, however, 21 percent and 13 percent lower than early 2018 levels against those currencies.

One of the most accurate currency forecasters of the past year (per Bloomberg rankings), Commerzbank’s You-Na Park, is optimistic about the real. He sees the currency's value rising 10 percent before year-end, from 3.98 per USD at the time of writing to 3.6, although he says that strength is dependent upon government pension reforms being passed (likely in the second half of this year).

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

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / BRL was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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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