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USD to BRL - Exchange Rate Overview

US Dollar to Brazilian Real exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


U$1,000 USD
R$5,201 BRL

*Converted at interbank exchange rate, scroll down to compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


Latest interbank exchange rate:

1 USD = 5.2007 BRL

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USD to BRL 90-day trend
ALERTS:7-DAY4.5% | 30-DAY LOWS |
USD/BRL at 5.2008 was trading 0.5% above AVG:5.1739 with LO:4.3622 and HI:5.8901 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/BRL was DOWN 4.5% this 7-DAY period and also dropped to 30-DAY LOWS.

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US Dollar to Brazilian Real - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 R$ 5.2007
U$ 5 R$ 26.00
U$ 10 R$ 52.01
U$ 20 R$ 104.01
U$ 50 R$ 260.04
U$ 100 R$ 520.07
U$ 250 R$ 1,300
U$ 500 R$ 2,600
U$ 1,000 R$ 5,201
U$ 2,000 R$ 10,401
U$ 5,000 R$ 26,004
U$ 10,000 R$ 52,007
U$ 50,000 R$ 260,035
U$ 100,000 R$ 520,070
More amounts
U$ 0.1923 R$ 1
U$ 0.9615 R$ 5
U$ 1.9230 R$ 10
U$ 3.8460 R$ 20
U$ 9.6150 R$ 50
U$ 19.23 R$ 100
U$ 48.08 R$ 250
U$ 96.15 R$ 500
U$ 192.30 R$ 1,000
U$ 384.60 R$ 2,000
U$ 961.50 R$ 5,000
U$ 1,923 R$ 10,000
U$ 9,615 R$ 50,000
U$ 19,230 R$ 100,000
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To calculate your own USD/BRL amounts use our Convert USD to BRL quick calculator.

Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

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, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/BRL International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.


The below comparison table displays the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.


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US Dollar and Brazilian Real Forecasts

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.

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

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).

How to get Best USD to BRL Exchange Rates

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).

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.


What is a good USD to BRL exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to BRL exchange rate over periods upto 10 years.

USD/BRLPeriod to 02-JunDateRate
2.7% ▼1 Week26 May 20205.3464
5.1% ▼30 Days03 May 20205.4810
13.5% ▲90 Days04 Mar 20204.5849
33.9% ▲1 Year03 Jun 20193.8856
65.8% ▲5 Years04 Jun 20153.1387
183.2% ▲10 Years05 Jun 20101.8369
USD/BRL 10 year rates & changes to 02-Jun-2020 (5.2027)

When is the best time to exchange USD to BRL?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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