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Value of 1981 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1981
R$30,814,481,965,048.41 in 2024

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1981 and today has been 30,814,481,964,948.41%, which translates into a total increase of R$30,814,481,964,948.41. This means that 100 reals in 1981 are equivalent to 30,814,481,965,048.41 reals in 2024. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1981 equals R$30,814,481,965,048.41 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 85%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1981 - 2024)

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 1981-2023 29,681,387,569,642.15%
Cumulative inflation 1981-today 30,814,481,964,948.41%
Avg. Annual inflation 1981-2023 87.57%
CPI 1981 0
CPI 2023 154.55
CPI 2024-04 (latest official data) 159.98
CPI today 160.45

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 2023, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2023
=Value1981 ×
CPI2023/CPI1981
=R$ 100 ×
154.55/0
R$29,681,387,569,742.15

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 160.45:

Valuetoday
=Value1981 ×
CPItoday/CPI1981
=R$ 100 ×
160.45/0
R$30,814,481,965,048.41

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 42 years between 1981 and 2023 and the average inflation rate was 87.5661%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2023
=PV × (1 + i)n
=R$100 × (1 + 0.875661)42
R$29,681,387,569,742.15

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1981 R$296,813,875,697.42 reals in 2023
R$5 reals in 1981 R$1,484,069,378,487.11 reals in 2023
R$10 reals in 1981 R$2,968,138,756,974.22 reals in 2023
R$50 reals in 1981 R$14,840,693,784,871.07 reals in 2023
R$100 reals in 1981 R$29,681,387,569,742.15 reals in 2023
R$500 reals in 1981 R$148,406,937,848,710.75 reals in 2023
R$1,000 reals in 1981 R$296,813,875,697,421.5 reals in 2023
R$5,000 reals in 1981 R$1,484,069,378,487,107.5 reals in 2023
R$10,000 reals in 1981 R$2,968,138,756,974,215 reals in 2023
R$50,000 reals in 1981 R$14,840,693,784,871,076 reals in 2023
R$100,000 reals in 1981 R$29,681,387,569,742,152 reals in 2023
R$500,000 reals in 1981 R$148,406,937,848,710,752 reals in 2023
R$1,000,000 reals in 1981 R$296,813,875,697,421,504 reals in 2023
Cumulative inflation From 1981 30,814,481,964,948.41%
Avg. annual inflation From 1981 85%
CPI 1981 0
CPI today 160.45

Value of Real over time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 200.54
1983 471.33
1984 1,376.86
1985 4,488.44
1986 11,092.85
1987 36,421.82
1988 265,556.84
1989 4,064,942.03
1990 123,888,566.98
1991 660,061,660.97
1992 6,943,598,818.4
1993 140,773,180,145.65
1994 3,063,067,388,611.83
1995 5,084,906,274,588.96
1996 5,886,170,530,064.29
1997 6,293,888,503,606.49
1998 6,494,982,867,790.35
1999 6,810,537,792,554.01
2000 7,290,281,914,682.15
2001 7,788,962,597,220.32
2002 8,447,144,430,068.11
2003 9,690,133,725,533.96
2004 10,329,409,726,670.15
2005 11,038,992,989,823.62
2006 11,500,816,519,133.71
2007 11,919,592,983,024.89
2008 12,596,455,943,976.97
2009 13,212,176,477,219.76
2010 13,877,902,205,533.12
2011 14,798,900,834,457.01
2012 15,598,561,435,982.81
2013 16,566,342,587,729
2014 17,614,834,586,456.06
2015 19,205,436,521,326.97
2016 20,883,818,824,362.25
2017 21,603,561,763,435.5
2018 22,395,305,884,027.21
2019 23,231,318,535,800.57
2020 23,977,449,744,654.12
2021 25,967,978,007,470.54
2022 28,377,837,771,293.61
2023 29,681,387,569,742.15
2024-04 30,724,454,032,651.94
Today 30,814,481,965,048.41

All available years

Today's value of brazilian reals by year:

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 |

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