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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.


USD to BRL mid-rate = 3.7444

Right now the USD/BRL market mid-rate is 3.7444 and represents ideally how many Brazilian Real you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/BRL Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Brazilian Real amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / BRL mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
3.7444 Brazilian Real

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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

1 USD 3.7444 BRL
5 USD 18.72 BRL
10 USD 37.44 BRL
20 USD 74.89 BRL
50 USD 187.22 BRL
100 USD 374.44 BRL
250 USD 936.10 BRL
500 USD 1,872.20 BRL
1,000 USD 3,744.40 BRL
2,000 USD 7,488.80 BRL
5,000 USD 18,722.00 BRL
10,000 USD 37,444.00 BRL
50,000 USD 187,220.00 BRL
100,000 USD 374,440.00 BRL
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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

0.2671 USD 1 BRL
1.3355 USD 5 BRL
2.6710 USD 10 BRL
5.3420 USD 20 BRL
13.36 USD 50 BRL
26.71 USD 100 BRL
66.78 USD 250 BRL
133.55 USD 500 BRL
267.10 USD 1,000 BRL
534.20 USD 2,000 BRL
1,335.50 USD 5,000 BRL
2,671.00 USD 10,000 BRL
13,355.00 USD 50,000 BRL
26,710.00 USD 100,000 BRL
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United States Dollar to Brazilian Real (USD-BRL) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/BRL exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
21 Feb 20193.7611Latest
14 Feb 20193.72331 Week+1.02%
22 Jan 20193.81521 Month-1.42%
25 Aug 20184.10536 Months-8.38%
21 Feb 20183.26911 Year+15.05%
21 Feb 20173.09552 Years+21.5%
22 Feb 20142.35165 Years+59.94%
23 Feb 20092.382910 Years+57.84%

Why can't I just get the USD/BRL market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/BRL mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google 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 USD / BRL 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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/BRL midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to BRL exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/BRL market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Brazilian Real

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

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

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Brazilian Real (BRL) - Market news and forecasts

18-January-19: 2018 was a disappointing year for the Brazilian real: it lost 15 percent of its value against the US dollar, lost more than 10 percent against the euro, and lost more than 5 percent against the Australian dollar. The real has, though, had a reasonably good start to 2019, with year-to-date gains by mid-January worth 3-4 percent against many major currencies.

In the year ahead, the real is likely to be among the best performing emerging market currencies, a JP Morgan analyst said in January. Gains would be driven by significant economic reforms passed by Brazil’s new government, which include lower taxes and deregulation.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

Japan Allows Fintech Payments Specialists to Compete with Banks
Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting
Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons
HSBC Cuts Australian Dollar Forecast; Aussie to Buy Only US66¢ at Year-End
China’s Ant Financial Acquires WorldFirst
New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates