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Result: R$100 in 1980 → R$57,682,187,042,600.13 in 2022


Why a real today is worth much less than a real in 1980

Updated: August 10, 2022

R$100 in 1980 is equivalent in purchasing power to about R$57,682,187,042,600.13 today, an increase of R$57,682,187,042,500.13 over 42 years. The real had an average inflation rate of 90.56% per year between 1980 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 57,682,187,042,500.13%.

This means that today's prices are 576,821,870,426.00 times higher than average prices since 1980, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Brazil. A real today only buys NaN% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 46.03%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now 11.89%. If this number holds, R$100 today will be equivalent in buying power to R$111.89 next year.


Inflation from 1980 to 2022
Cumulative price change57,682,187,042,500.13%
Average inflation rate90.56%
Converted amount (R$100 base)R$57,682,187,042,600.13
Price difference (R$100 base)R$57,682,187,042,500.13
CPI in 1980NaN
CPI in 2022148.887
Inflation in 198046.03%
Inflation in 202211.89%
R$100 in 1980R$57,682,187,042,600.13 in 2022

BRL inflation since 1980
Annual Rate, the OECD and the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of R$100 in 1980

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for R$100 in 1980 (price index tracking began in 1979).

For example, if you started with R$100, you would need to end with R$57,682,187,042,600.13 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When R$100 is equivalent to R$57,682,187,042,600.13 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Brazilian real decreases over time. In other words, a real will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a real over time. By calculating the value in 1980 dollars, the chart below shows how R$100 is worth less over 42 years.

According to the OECD and the World Bank, each of these BRL amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Real inflation: 1980-2022
YearReal ValueInflation Rate
1980R$100.0046.03%
1981R$201.73101.73%
1982R$404.55100.54%
1983R$950.80135.03%
1984R$2,777.48192.12%
1985R$9,054.30225.99%
1986R$22,377.05147.14%
1987R$73,471.95228.34%
1988R$535,694.72629.11%
1989R$8,200,007.281,430.72%
1990R$249,914,302.302,947.73%
1991R$1,331,509,868.02432.79%
1992R$14,006,979,791.30951.96%
1993R$283,974,800,535.881,927.38%
1994R$6,178,974,928,385.082,075.89%
1995R$10,257,530,898,826.3566.01%
1996R$11,873,881,803,804.9515.76%
1997R$12,696,351,183,922.316.93%
1998R$13,102,008,937,046.283.20%
1999R$13,738,562,339,655.804.86%
2000R$14,706,326,520,649.977.04%
2001R$15,712,290,491,971.466.84%
2002R$17,040,008,275,329.848.45%
2003R$19,547,429,340,073.4414.71%
2004R$20,837,009,320,593.886.60%
2005R$22,268,416,676,804.216.87%
2006R$23,200,030,528,838.524.18%
2007R$24,044,807,656,694.693.64%
2008R$25,410,209,959,374.965.68%
2009R$26,652,272,655,071.404.89%
2010R$27,995,208,367,071.325.04%
2011R$29,853,093,524,399.446.64%
2012R$31,466,209,457,276.295.40%
2013R$33,418,466,692,959.706.20%
2014R$35,533,537,943,704.516.33%
2015R$38,742,180,859,348.069.03%
2016R$42,127,898,786,827.358.74%
2017R$43,579,800,756,712.283.45%
2018R$45,176,947,162,638.913.66%
2019R$46,863,394,295,446.323.73%
2020R$48,368,528,021,831.993.21%
2021R$52,383,922,614,818.278.30%
2022R$57,682,187,042,600.1310.11%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1980 amounts in today's reals, based on the 57,682,187,042,500.13% change in prices:

Conversion: 1980 reals today
Initial valueEquivalent value
R$1 real in 1980R$576,821,870,426.00 reals today
R$5 reals in 1980R$2,884,109,352,130.01 reals today
R$10 reals in 1980R$5,768,218,704,260.01 reals today
R$50 reals in 1980R$28,841,093,521,300.07 reals today
R$100 reals in 1980R$57,682,187,042,600.13 reals today
R$500 reals in 1980R$288,410,935,213,000.75 reals today
R$1,000 reals in 1980R$576,821,870,426,001.50 reals today
R$5,000 reals in 1980R$2,884,109,352,130,006.50 reals today
R$10,000 reals in 1980R$5,768,218,704,260,013.00 reals today
R$50,000 reals in 1980R$28,841,093,521,300,072.00 reals today
R$100,000 reals in 1980R$57,682,187,042,600,144.00 reals today
R$500,000 reals in 1980R$288,410,935,213,000,640.00 reals today
R$1,000,000 reals in 1980R$576,821,870,426,001,280.00 reals today

How to calculate inflation rate for R$100 since 1980

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1980 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1980
×
1980 BRL value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Brazilian CPI was 2.581166e-10 in the year 1980 and 148.8873 in 2022:

148.88732.581166e-10
×
R$100
=
R$57,682,187,042,600.13

R$100 in 1980 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as R$57,682,187,042,600.13 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 42 years between 1980 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1980CPI in 1980
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (42 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

148.8873 - 2.581166e-102.581166e-10
×
100
=
57,682,187,042,500%

Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Brazil Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1980-2022 (BRL).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Aug. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/brazil/inflation.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1980 to 2022
Cumulative price change57,682,187,042,500.13%
Average inflation rate90.56%
Converted amount (R$100 base)R$57,682,187,042,600.13
Price difference (R$100 base)R$57,682,187,042,500.13
CPI in 1980NaN
CPI in 2022148.887
Inflation in 198046.03%
Inflation in 202211.89%
R$100 in 1980R$57,682,187,042,600.13 in 2022