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Value of 1985 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1985
R$645,063,337,960.92 in 2023

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1985 and today has been 645,063,337,860.92%, which translates into a total increase of R$645,063,337,860.92. This means that 100 reals in 1985 are equivalent to 645,063,337,960.92 reals in 2023. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1985 equals R$645,063,337,960.92 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 81.2%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1985 - 2023)

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 1985-2022 631,450,427,250.43%
Cumulative inflation 1985-today 645,063,337,860.92%
Avg. Annual inflation 1985-2022 84.02%
CPI 1985 0
CPI 2022 147.76
CPI 2022-12 (latest official data) 150.21
CPI today 150.94

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 1985 and 2022, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2022
=Value1985 ×
CPI2022/CPI1985
=R$ 100 ×
147.76/0
R$631,450,427,350.43

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 150.94:

Valuetoday
=Value1985 ×
CPItoday/CPI1985
=R$ 100 ×
150.94/0
R$645,063,337,960.92

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 37 years between 1985 and 2022 and the average inflation rate was 84.0238%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2022
=PV × (1 + i)n
=R$100 × (1 + 0.840238)37
R$631,450,427,350.43

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1985 R$6,314,504,273.5 reals in 2022
R$5 reals in 1985 R$31,572,521,367.52 reals in 2022
R$10 reals in 1985 R$63,145,042,735.04 reals in 2022
R$50 reals in 1985 R$315,725,213,675.21 reals in 2022
R$100 reals in 1985 R$631,450,427,350.43 reals in 2022
R$500 reals in 1985 R$3,157,252,136,752.13 reals in 2022
R$1,000 reals in 1985 R$6,314,504,273,504.27 reals in 2022
R$5,000 reals in 1985 R$31,572,521,367,521.33 reals in 2022
R$10,000 reals in 1985 R$63,145,042,735,042.66 reals in 2022
R$50,000 reals in 1985 R$315,725,213,675,213.31 reals in 2022
R$100,000 reals in 1985 R$631,450,427,350,426.62 reals in 2022
R$500,000 reals in 1985 R$3,157,252,136,752,133 reals in 2022
R$1,000,000 reals in 1985 R$6,314,504,273,504,266 reals in 2022
Cumulative inflation From 1985 645,063,337,860.92%
Avg. annual inflation From 1985 81.2%
CPI 1985 0
CPI today 150.94

Value of Real over time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 247.01
1987 810.26
1988 5,908.97
1989 90,451.28
1990 2,756,710.68
1991 14,687,384.62
1992 154,505,726.5
1993 3,132,419,230.77
1994 68,157,948,717.95
1995 113,146,965,811.97
1996 130,976,324,786.33
1997 140,048,675,213.68
1998 144,523,333,333.33
1999 151,544,914,529.91
2000 162,219,957,264.96
2001 173,316,367,521.37
2002 187,961,923,076.92
2003 215,620,341,880.34
2004 229,845,213,675.21
2005 245,634,529,914.53
2006 255,910,811,965.81
2007 265,229,230,769.23
2008 280,290,470,085.47
2009 293,991,196,581.2
2010 308,804,615,384.62
2011 329,298,247,863.25
2012 347,091,923,076.92
2013 368,626,538,461.54
2014 391,957,094,017.09
2015 427,350,427,350.43
2016 464,697,008,547.01
2017 480,712,393,162.39
2018 498,329,914,529.91
2019 516,932,478,632.48
2020 533,535,042,735.04
2021 577,827,350,427.35
2022 631,450,427,350.43
2022-12 641,909,401,709.4
Today 645,063,337,960.92

All available years

Today's value of brazilian reals by year:

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