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Best USD to BRL Exchange Rates Compared Live

The best USD to BRL exchange rate is 4.9547. Compare foreign transfer and currency exchange rates, find better rates & deals.

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Comparing USD-BRL exchange rates

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 above Dollar to Real comparison table makes it easy to compare the Total Fees (both variable and fixed) you are being charged vs the latest USD-BRL mid-rate (see below) and the possible savings of using another provider.

US dollar to Brazilian real (USDBRL) rate guide contents:

 

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USD to BRL Market Data

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

 
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-0.3%
USD to BRL at 4.9548 is just 0.6% above its 3-month average of 4.923, having traded in a very stable 3.6% range from 4.8212 to 4.9959
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DateUSD/BRLChangePeriod
16 Feb 2024
4.9671
0.2% 2 Week
02 Dec 2023
4.8806
1.5% 3 Month
02 Mar 2023
5.2011
4.7% 1 Year
03 Mar 2019
3.7749
31.3% 5 Year
04 Mar 2014
2.3417
111.6% 10 Year
06 Mar 2004
2.8784
72.1% 20 Year
USD/BRL historic rates & change to 01-Mar-2024
 

What are equivalent amounts of USD and BRL?

Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to BRL (US dollar to Brazilian real)*.

USD BRL
$ 1 R$ 4.9547
$ 5 R$ 24.77
$ 10 R$ 49.55
$ 20 R$ 99.09
$ 50 R$ 247.74
$ 100 R$ 495.47
$ 250 R$ 1,239
$ 500 R$ 2,477
$ 1,000 R$ 4,955
$ 2,000 R$ 9,909
$ 5,000 R$ 24,774
$ 10,000 R$ 49,547
$ 20,000 R$ 99,094
$ 50,000 R$ 247,735
$ 100,000 R$ 495,470
USD BRL
$ 0.2018 R$ 1
$ 1.0090 R$ 5
$ 2.0180 R$ 10
$ 4.0360 R$ 20
$ 10.09 R$ 50
$ 20.18 R$ 100
$ 50.45 R$ 250
$ 100.90 R$ 500
$ 201.80 R$ 1,000
$ 403.60 R$ 2,000
$ 1,009 R$ 5,000
$ 2,018 R$ 10,000
$ 4,036 R$ 20,000
$ 10,090 R$ 50,000
$ 20,180 R$ 100,000

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*Converted at the current USDBRL interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

 
 

Forecasts for USD to BRL

 

Based on recent exchange rate analyst forecasts and currency market updates, the US Dollar (USD) is expected to continue its recovery against the Brazilian Real (BRL). The US Dollar's strength has been bolstered by positive economic indicators, including lower jobless claims, robust PMI data, and strong job reports. Analysts predict that the US Dollar may trade in a muted capacity in the near term due to a lack of significant data releases, but hawkish speeches from Federal Reserve officials could further strengthen the USD. With doubts over Fed rate cuts growing and geopolitical tensions potentially supporting the USD, it is anticipated that the US Dollar could maintain its gains against the Brazilian Real.

Read our full review of recent USD to BRL forecasts.

 

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 Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

 
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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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What is the expat life like in Brazil?

The expat life in Brazil can be exciting and rewarding, as the country is known for its diverse culture, beautiful landscapes, and welcoming people. However, it can also be challenging, as there are some cultural differences and bureaucracy to navigate. Here are a few things to consider about the expat life in Brazil:

  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.

  4. Housing: There are a variety of housing options in Brazil, including apartments, houses, and guesthouses. It is a good idea to research your options and to be prepared for some differences compared to your home country.

    Read more at our Brazil (BRL) country guide

   
 
 

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