Value of 1981 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1981

R$29,622,012,748,993 in 2019

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1981 and today has been 29,622,012,748,893%, which translates into a total increase of R$29,622,012,748,893. This means that 100 reals in 1981 are equivalent to 29,622,012,748,993 reals in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1981 equals R$29,622,012,748,993 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 96.85%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1981-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of R$100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (BRL) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1981-2019) 29,585,074,999,900%
Total Inflation* 29,622,012,748,893%
Annual inflation avg. (1981-2019) 100.39%
Annual inflation avg.* 96.85%
CPI 1981 0
CPI 2019 118.34
CPI today* 118.49
R$1 in 1981 R$295,850,750,000 in 2019

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: FV = PV (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are R$100 worth today. There are 38 years between 1981 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 96.8539%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R$100 * (1 + 0.97)38 = R$29,585,075,000,000

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1981 was 0 and the CPI today is 118.49. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R$100 *
118.34/0
= R$29,585,075,000,000

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1981 R$296,220,127,489.93 reals today
R$5 reals in 1981 R$1,481,100,637,449.65 reals today
R$10 reals in 1981 R$2,962,201,274,899.3 reals today
R$50 reals in 1981 R$14,811,006,374,496.5 reals today
R$100 reals in 1981 R$29,622,012,748,993 reals today
R$500 reals in 1981 R$148,110,063,744,965 reals today
R$1,000 reals in 1981 R$296,220,127,489,930 reals today
R$5,000 reals in 1981 R$1,481,100,637,449,650 reals today
R$10,000 reals in 1981 R$2,962,201,274,899,300 reals today
R$50,000 reals in 1981 R$14,811,006,374,496,500 reals today
R$100,000 reals in 1981 R$29,622,012,748,993,000 reals today
R$500,000 reals in 1981 R$148,110,063,744,964,992 reals today
R$1,000,000 reals in 1981 R$296,220,127,489,929,984 reals today

Value of Real in time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 175
1983 350
1984 925
1985 2,925
1986 10,050
1987 18,050
1988 83,650
1989 903,625
1990 18,731,475
1991 322,362,500
1992 1,846,170,750
1993 22,506,680,000
1994 580,030,250,000
1995 5,895,775,000,000
1996 7,216,910,000,000
1997 7,907,205,000,000
1998 8,320,302,500,000
1999 8,458,000,000,000
2000 9,214,127,500,000
2001 9,764,635,000,000
2002 10,513,920,000,000
2003 11,831,340,000,000
2004 12,931,717,500,000
2005 13,914,462,500,000
2006 14,706,087,500,000
2007 15,168,082,500,000
2008 15,844,222,500,000
2009 16,779,462,500,000
2010 17,502,935,000,000
2011 18,537,127,500,000
2012 19,742,490,000,000
2013 20,895,357,499,999.99
2014 22,130,417,500,000
2015 23,548,650,000,000
2016 26,061,750,000,000
2017 27,700,500,000,000
2018 28,516,950,000,000
2019 29,585,075,000,000
Today 29,622,012,748,993