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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 interbank exchange rate = 3.9278

Right now the USD/BRL interbank exchange rate is 3.9278. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Brazilian Real to United States Dollar.

This USD/BRL Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Brazilian Real amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

1 USD 3.9278 BRL
5 USD 19.64 BRL
10 USD 39.28 BRL
20 USD 78.56 BRL
50 USD 196.39 BRL
100 USD 392.78 BRL
250 USD 981.95 BRL
500 USD 1,963.90 BRL
1,000 USD 3,927.80 BRL
2,000 USD 7,855.60 BRL
5,000 USD 19,639.00 BRL
10,000 USD 39,278.00 BRL
50,000 USD 196,390.00 BRL
100,000 USD 392,780.00 BRL
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Brazilian Real

0.2546 USD 1 BRL
1.2730 USD 5 BRL
2.5460 USD 10 BRL
5.0920 USD 20 BRL
12.73 USD 50 BRL
25.46 USD 100 BRL
63.65 USD 250 BRL
127.30 USD 500 BRL
254.60 USD 1,000 BRL
509.20 USD 2,000 BRL
1,273.00 USD 5,000 BRL
2,546.00 USD 10,000 BRL
12,730.00 USD 50,000 BRL
25,460.00 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
18 Apr 20193.9392Latest
11 Apr 20193.85721 Week+2.13%
19 Mar 20193.78931 Month+3.96%
20 Oct 20183.71296 Months+6.09%
18 Apr 20183.38051 Year+16.53%
18 Apr 20173.10802 Years+26.74%
19 Apr 20142.23685 Years+76.11%
20 Apr 20092.226710 Years+76.91%

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

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

Brazilian Real (BRL) - Market news and forecasts

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.