Value of 1985 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1985

R$1,009,956,368,517.85 today

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1985 and today has been 1,009,956,368,417.85%, which translates into a total increase of R$1,009,956,368,417.85. This means that 100 reals in 1985 are equivalent to 1,009,956,368,517.85 reals in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1985 equals R$1,009,956,368,517.85 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 96.9%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1985-2019)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of R$100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 (1985-2018) 974,938,461,438.46%
Total Inflation* 1,009,956,368,417.85%
Annual inflation avg. (1985-2018) 100.77%
Annual inflation avg.* 96.9%
CPI 1985 0
CPI 2018 114.07
CPI today* 118.16
R$1 in 1985 R$9,749,384,615.38 in 2018

* 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 33 years between 1985 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 96.8993%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R$100 * (1 + 0.97)33 = R$974,938,461,538.46

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 1985 was 0 and the CPI today is 118.16. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R$100 *
114.07/0
= R$974,938,461,538.46

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1985 R$10,099,563,685.18 reals today
R$5 reals in 1985 R$50,497,818,425.89 reals today
R$10 reals in 1985 R$100,995,636,851.79 reals today
R$50 reals in 1985 R$504,978,184,258.93 reals today
R$100 reals in 1985 R$1,009,956,368,517.85 reals today
R$500 reals in 1985 R$5,049,781,842,589.25 reals today
R$1,000 reals in 1985 R$10,099,563,685,178.51 reals today
R$5,000 reals in 1985 R$50,497,818,425,892.54 reals today
R$10,000 reals in 1985 R$100,995,636,851,785.08 reals today
R$50,000 reals in 1985 R$504,978,184,258,925.44 reals today
R$100,000 reals in 1985 R$1,009,956,368,517,850.88 reals today
R$500,000 reals in 1985 R$5,049,781,842,589,254 reals today
R$1,000,000 reals in 1985 R$10,099,563,685,178,508 reals today

Value of Real in time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 343.59
1987 617.09
1988 2,859.83
1989 30,893.16
1990 640,392.31
1991 11,020,940.17
1992 63,116,948.72
1993 769,459,145.3
1994 19,830,094,017.09
1995 201,564,957,264.96
1996 246,731,965,811.97
1997 270,331,794,871.8
1998 284,454,786,324.79
1999 289,162,393,162.39
2000 315,012,905,982.91
2001 333,833,675,213.68
2002 359,450,256,410.26
2003 404,490,256,410.26
2004 442,110,000,000
2005 475,708,119,658.12
2006 502,772,222,222.22
2007 518,566,923,076.92
2008 541,682,820,512.82
2009 573,656,837,606.84
2010 598,390,940,170.94
2011 633,747,948,717.95
2012 674,956,923,076.92
2013 714,371,196,581.2
2014 756,595,470,085.47
2015 805,082,051,282.05
2016 891,000,000,000
2017 947,025,641,025.64
2018 974,938,461,538.46
Today 1,009,956,368,517.85