Value of 1994 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 1994

R$5,110.16 in 2019

The inflation rate in Brazil between 1994 and today has been 5,010.16%, which translates into a total increase of R$5,010.16. This means that 100 reals in 1994 are equivalent to 5,110.16 reals in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 1994 equals R$5,110.16 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 16.33%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (1994-2019)

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 (1994-2019) 5,000.61%
Total Inflation* 5,010.16%
Annual inflation avg. (1994-2019) 17.03%
Annual inflation avg.* 16.33%
CPI 1994 2.32
CPI 2019 118.34
CPI today* 118.56
R$1 in 1994 R$51.01 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 25 years between 1994 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 16.3346%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R$100 * (1 + 0.16)25 = R$5,100.61

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 1994 was 2.32 and the CPI today is 118.56. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R$100 *
118.34/2.32
= R$5,100.61

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 1994 R$51.1 reals today
R$5 reals in 1994 R$255.51 reals today
R$10 reals in 1994 R$511.02 reals today
R$50 reals in 1994 R$2,555.08 reals today
R$100 reals in 1994 R$5,110.16 reals today
R$500 reals in 1994 R$25,550.81 reals today
R$1,000 reals in 1994 R$51,101.61 reals today
R$5,000 reals in 1994 R$255,508.07 reals today
R$10,000 reals in 1994 R$511,016.13 reals today
R$50,000 reals in 1994 R$2,555,080.67 reals today
R$100,000 reals in 1994 R$5,110,161.34 reals today
R$500,000 reals in 1994 R$25,550,806.72 reals today
R$1,000,000 reals in 1994 R$51,101,613.45 reals today

Value of Real in time (by year)

Period Value
1994 100
1995 1,016.46
1996 1,244.23
1997 1,363.24
1998 1,434.46
1999 1,458.2
2000 1,588.56
2001 1,683.47
2002 1,812.65
2003 2,039.78
2004 2,229.49
2005 2,398.92
2006 2,535.4
2007 2,615.05
2008 2,731.62
2009 2,892.86
2010 3,017.59
2011 3,195.89
2012 3,403.7
2013 3,602.46
2014 3,815.39
2015 4,059.9
2016 4,493.17
2017 4,775.7
2018 4,916.46
2019 5,100.61
Today 5,110.16