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Value of 1981 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1981
R$29,864,226,899,407.93 in 2022

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1981 and today has been 29,864,226,899,307.93%, which translates into a total increase of R$29,864,226,899,307.93. This means that 100 reals in 1981 are equivalent to 29,864,226,899,407.93 reals in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1981 equals R$29,864,226,899,407.93 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 90.49%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1981 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of R$100 due to compound 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 extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1981-2021 27,042,319,999,899.99%
Cumulative inflation 1981-today 29,864,226,899,307.93%
Avg. Annual inflation 1981-2021 93.11%
CPI 1981 0
CPI 2021 135.21
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 148.09
CPI today 149.32

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 Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1981 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1981 ×
CPI2021/CPI1981
=R$ 100 ×
135.21/0
R$27,042,319,999,999.99

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 149.32:

Valuetoday
=Value1981 ×
CPItoday/CPI1981
=R$ 100 ×
149.32/0
R$29,864,226,899,407.93

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: 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 40 years between 1981 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 93.1084%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=R$100 × (1 + 0.931084)40
R$27,042,319,999,999.99

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1981 R$270,423,200,000 reals in 2021
R$5 reals in 1981 R$1,352,116,000,000 reals in 2021
R$10 reals in 1981 R$2,704,232,000,000 reals in 2021
R$50 reals in 1981 R$13,521,159,999,999.99 reals in 2021
R$100 reals in 1981 R$27,042,319,999,999.99 reals in 2021
R$500 reals in 1981 R$135,211,599,999,999.94 reals in 2021
R$1,000 reals in 1981 R$270,423,199,999,999.88 reals in 2021
R$5,000 reals in 1981 R$1,352,115,999,999,999.25 reals in 2021
R$10,000 reals in 1981 R$2,704,231,999,999,998.5 reals in 2021
R$50,000 reals in 1981 R$13,521,159,999,999,994 reals in 2021
R$100,000 reals in 1981 R$27,042,319,999,999,988 reals in 2021
R$500,000 reals in 1981 R$135,211,599,999,999,936 reals in 2021
R$1,000,000 reals in 1981 R$270,423,199,999,999,872 reals in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1981 29,864,226,899,307.93%
Avg. annual inflation From 1981 90.49%
CPI 1981 0
CPI today 149.32

Value of Real over time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 200
1983 500
1984 1,440
1985 4,680
1986 11,560
1987 37,920
1988 276,540
1989 4,233,120
1990 129,014,060
1991 687,369,600
1992 7,230,868,000
1993 146,597,220,000
1994 3,189,792,000,000
1995 5,295,278,000,000
1996 6,129,692,000,000
1997 6,554,278,000,000
1998 6,763,692,000,000
1999 7,092,302,000,000
2000 7,591,894,000,000
2001 8,111,206,000,000
2002 8,796,618,000,000
2003 10,091,032,000,000
2004 10,756,756,000,000
2005 11,495,696,000,000
2006 11,976,626,000,000
2007 12,412,728,000,000
2008 13,117,594,000,000
2009 13,758,788,000,000
2010 14,452,055,999,999.99
2011 15,411,158,000,000
2012 16,243,902,000,000
2013 17,251,722,000,000
2014 18,343,592,000,000
2015 19,999,999,999,999.99
2016 21,747,819,999,999.99
2017 22,497,339,999,999.99
2018 23,321,839,999,999.99
2019 24,192,439,999,999.99
2020 24,969,439,999,999.99
2021 27,042,319,999,999.99
2022-04 29,618,119,999,999.98
Today 29,864,226,899,407.93

All available years

Today's value of brazilian reals by year:

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