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Result: R$100 in 1981 → R$24,806,683,226,297.56 in 2020


Brazilian Inflation Rate, R$100 from 1981 to 2020

Updated: March 11, 2020

According to the World Bank consumer price index for Brazil, today's prices in 2020 are 24,806,683,226,197.56% higher than average prices since 1981. The Brazilian Real experienced an average inflation rate of 95.96% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a real decreased.

In other words, R$100 in 1981 is equivalent in purchasing power to about R$24,806,683,226,297.56 in 2020, a difference of R$24,806,683,226,197.56 over 39 years. This inflation data is collected by the World Bank and is specific to Brazil.

The 1981 inflation rate was 75.00%. The current inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 3.73%1. If this number holds, R$100 today will be equivalent in buying power to R$103.73 next year.


Inflation from 1981 to 2020
Cumulative price change 24,806,683,226,197.56%
Average inflation rate 95.96%
Converted amount (R$100 base) R$24,806,683,226,297.56
Price difference (R$100 base) R$24,806,683,226,197.56
CPI in 1981 NaN
CPI in 2020 173.647
Inflation in 1981 75.00%
Inflation in 2020 3.73%

BRL Inflation since 1980
Annual Rate, the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of R$100 in 1981

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for R$100 in 1981 (price index tracking began in 1980).

For example, if you started with R$100, you would need to end with R$24,806,683,226,297.56 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When R$100 is equivalent to R$24,806,683,226,297.56 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 1981 dollars, the chart below shows how R$100 buys less over the past 39 years.

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

Year Real Value Inflation Rate
1981 R$100.00 75.00%
1982 R$200.00 100.00%
1983 R$485.71 142.86%
1984 R$1,414.29 191.18%
1985 R$4,614.29 226.26%
1986 R$11,414.29 147.37%
1987 R$37,485.71 228.41%
1988 R$273,357.14 629.23%
1989 R$4,184,385.71 1,430.74%
1990 R$127,529,114.29 2,947.74%
1991 R$679,458,071.43 432.79%
1992 R$7,147,641,100.00 951.96%
1993 R$144,909,902,528.57 1,927.38%
1994 R$3,153,077,756,200.00 2,075.89%
1995 R$5,234,330,848,728.57 66.01%
1996 R$6,059,139,200,285.72 15.76%
1997 R$6,478,838,353,657.14 6.93%
1998 R$6,685,842,181,942.86 3.20%
1999 R$7,010,670,314,214.29 4.86%
2000 R$7,504,511,820,371.43 7.04%
2001 R$8,017,847,371,942.86 6.84%
2002 R$8,695,368,654,371.43 8.45%
2003 R$9,974,885,171,471.43 14.71%
2004 R$10,632,946,809,728.57 6.60%
2005 R$11,363,381,047,242.86 6.87%
2006 R$11,838,775,835,100.00 4.18%
2007 R$12,269,857,982,057.14 3.64%
2008 R$12,966,613,389,314.29 5.68%
2009 R$13,600,425,964,000.00 4.89%
2010 R$14,285,714,285,714.29 5.04%
2011 R$15,233,778,517,442.86 6.64%
2012 R$16,056,935,608,685.72 5.40%
2013 R$17,053,157,777,357.15 6.20%
2014 R$18,132,458,980,800.00 6.33%
2015 R$19,769,802,080,014.29 9.03%
2016 R$21,497,513,458,057.15 8.74%
2017 R$22,238,398,032,857.15 3.45%
2018 R$23,053,402,026,271.44 3.66%
2019 R$23,913,980,040,014.29 3.73%
2020 R$24,806,683,226,297.56 3.73%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for R$100 since 1981

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020CPI in 1981
×
1981 BRL value
=
2020 BRL value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Brazilian CPI was 7e-10 in the year 1981 and 173.64678258408293 in 2020:

173.646782584082937e-10
×
R$100
=
R$24,806,683,226,297.56

R$100 in 1981 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as R$24,806,683,226,297.56 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 39 years between 1981 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1981CPI in 1981
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (39 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

173.64678258408293 - 7e-107e-10
×
100
=
24,806,683,226,198%

News headlines from 1981

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the President of the United States.
  • IBM introduces its first PC - Personal Computer.
  • United States Center for Disease Control reports that pneumonia is affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles, which marks the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.

Data Source & Citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Brazil Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1981-2020 (BRL).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 2 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/brazil/inflation.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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 1981 to 2020
Cumulative price change 24,806,683,226,197.56%
Average inflation rate 95.96%
Converted amount (R$100 base) R$24,806,683,226,297.56
Price difference (R$100 base) R$24,806,683,226,197.56
CPI in 1981 NaN
CPI in 2020 173.647
Inflation in 1981 75.00%
Inflation in 2020 3.73%