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USD to BRL mid-rate = 3.9179

Right now the USD/BRL market mid-rate is 3.9179 and represents ideally how many Brazilian Real you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Brazilian Real currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to BRL transfers or buying BRL travel money.

USD / BRL Converter


1 United States Dollar equals
3.9179 Brazilian Real

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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

1 USD 3.9179 BRL
5 USD 19.59 BRL
10 USD 39.18 BRL
20 USD 78.36 BRL
50 USD 195.90 BRL
100 USD 391.79 BRL
250 USD 979.48 BRL
500 USD 1,958.95 BRL
1,000 USD 3,917.90 BRL
2,000 USD 7,835.80 BRL
5,000 USD 19,589.50 BRL
10,000 USD 39,179.00 BRL
50,000 USD 195,895.00 BRL
100,000 USD 391,790.00 BRL
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United States Dollar

Brazilian Real

0.2552 USD 1 BRL
1.2760 USD 5 BRL
2.5520 USD 10 BRL
5.1040 USD 20 BRL
12.76 USD 50 BRL
25.52 USD 100 BRL
63.80 USD 250 BRL
127.60 USD 500 BRL
255.20 USD 1,000 BRL
510.40 USD 2,000 BRL
1,276.00 USD 5,000 BRL
2,552.00 USD 10,000 BRL
12,760.00 USD 50,000 BRL
25,520.00 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
10 Dec 20183.9261Latest
03 Dec 20183.84231 Week+2.18%
10 Nov 20183.73361 Month+5.16%
13 Jun 20183.72026 Months+5.53%
10 Dec 20173.29151 Year+19.28%
10 Dec 20163.37902 Years+16.19%
11 Dec 20132.33545 Years+68.11%
12 Dec 20082.396310 Years+63.84%

Best Rates for USD/BRL Transfers and Travel Money

The total transaction cost you will be charged is the margin from the mid-rate offered by your foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

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, Research and Forecasts for United States Dollar and Brazilian Real

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison 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

2018 has been a good year for the dollar; certainly much better than 2017, in which the world’s reserve currency lost 10 percent of its value on a trade-weighted basis. Entering the third week of November 2018, the dollar stood nearly 5 percent higher than its level on January 1st. The dollar benefitted in the month leading up to this report from Brexit uncertainty in Europe and from a collapse in the oil market, which saw its value rise against petro-currencies.

Seasonality becomes an important supporting factor for the dollar approaching year-end, and especially in November. Since 2010, the dollar has averaged trade-weighted gains of 1.8 percent in November and 0.2 percent in December.

In September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term. It predicted EUR/USD climbing as high as $1.30, from levels in the high $1.13s at the time of writing.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump clearly would like a far weaker currency.

J.P. Morgan said in November that the dollar would be worth slightly more in the first half of 2019, before weakening slightly in the second half of the year.

Brazilian Real (BRL) - Market news and forecasts

Per Commerzbank forecasts, the real is set to weaken by the end of March 2019 to $4.0 to the dollar, which represents a fall of 6.4 percent from the live rate of R$3.744 on November-16, the day of this report.

Against a strong dollar, the real weakened as far as R$4.213 in September – near record lows – but between mid-September and late October it was among the world’s best performing currencies, with gains for that period exceeding 12 percent (15 percent against the euro), driven by optimism surrounding new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

In addition to the strong dollar and firmer US yields, both of which make Brazil’s foreign loan repayments more expensive, weighing on the real in 2018 has been the emergence of global trade tensions and emerging market currency crises in Argentina and Turkey.

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