Value of 2003 Brazilian Reals today

R$100 in 2003

R$273.39 in 2021

The inflation rate in Brazil between 2003 and today has been 173.39%, which translates into a total increase of R$173.39. This means that 100 reals in 2003 are equivalent to 273.39 reals in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of R$100 in 2003 equals R$273.39 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 5.44%.

Inflation timeline in Brazil (2003-2021)

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 (2003-2021) 172.61%
Total Inflation* 173.39%
Annual inflation avg. (2003-2021) 5.73%
Annual inflation avg.* 5.44%
CPI 2003 47.33
CPI 2021 129.01
CPI today* 129.38
R$1 in 2003 R$2.73 in 2021

* 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 with 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 18 years between 2003 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 5.436%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R$100 * (1 + 0.05)18 = R$272.61

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 2003 was 47.33 and the CPI today is 129.38. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R$100 *
= R$272.61

Brazil inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R$1 real in 2003 R$2.73 reals today
R$5 reals in 2003 R$13.67 reals today
R$10 reals in 2003 R$27.34 reals today
R$50 reals in 2003 R$136.7 reals today
R$100 reals in 2003 R$273.39 reals today
R$500 reals in 2003 R$1,366.97 reals today
R$1,000 reals in 2003 R$2,733.94 reals today
R$5,000 reals in 2003 R$13,669.7 reals today
R$10,000 reals in 2003 R$27,339.4 reals today
R$50,000 reals in 2003 R$136,697.02 reals today
R$100,000 reals in 2003 R$273,394.05 reals today
R$500,000 reals in 2003 R$1,366,970.23 reals today
R$1,000,000 reals in 2003 R$2,733,940.47 reals today

Value of Real over time (by year)

Period Value
2003 100
2004 109.3
2005 117.61
2006 124.3
2007 128.2
2008 133.92
2009 141.82
2010 147.94
2011 156.68
2012 166.87
2013 176.61
2014 187.05
2015 199.03
2016 220.28
2017 234.13
2018 241.03
2019 250.06
2020 260.82
2021 272.61
Today 273.39