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    Best USD to BRL Exchange Rates

    The best USD to BRL rate is 4.8712, and is the current mid-market exchange rate. We help you compare US dollar to Brazilian real rates and costs to this live market rate.

    In this Dollar to real (USD/BRL) rate guide:

    Compare exchange rates - USD to BRL

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare US dollar (USD) to Brazilian real (BRL) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The below Rate Comparison Table makes it easy to compare the Total Cost you are being charged on Dollar to real currency rates and the possible savings of using various providers.


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    USD to BRL Market Data

    US dollar (USD) to Brazilian real (BRL) market data - latest interbank mid-rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

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    4.8712We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    USD to BRL at 4.8711 is 1.7% below its 3-month average of 4.9571, having traded in a relatively stable 6.5% range from 4.8543 to 5.1675
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    14 Nov 2023
    0.1% 2 Week
    30 Aug 2023
    0.4% 3 Month
    28 Nov 2022
    9.2% 1 Year
    29 Nov 2018
    26.4% 5 Year
    30 Nov 2013
    108.8% 10 Year
    03 Dec 2003
    66.3% 20 Year
    USD/BRL historic rates & change to 28-Nov-2023

    Forecasts for USD to BRL

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    According to recent forecasts from FX analysts, the US Dollar (USD) has been supported by a cautious market mood and expectations of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. This has led to a strong rebound in demand for the USD, driven by safe-haven flows.

    Read our full USD to BRL forecasts analysis

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    How to get a good USD to BRL exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Brazilian real:

    1. Shop around for the best USD/BRL exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the USD/BRL rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both USD and BRL at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying Brazilian real with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/BRL exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the US dollar rise against the Brazilian real?

    It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

    To help with this you can add USD/BRL to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

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    Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our FX Alerts work differently. Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.

    Read our Currency guide to Brazil - a practical currency and money guide to travel, living and doing business in Brazil with the Brazilian real.


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    1. Cost of living: The cost of living in Brazil varies depending on the location and lifestyle. Major cities such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro tend to be more expensive than smaller cities or rural areas.

    2. Cultural differences: Brazil has a diverse culture with a mix of indigenous, African, and European influences. It is a good idea to learn about local customs and traditions and to be respectful of them.

    3. Language: The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, and it is a good idea to learn at least some basic Portuguese, as this can help with communication and building relationships.

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