BRL to USD

Convert Brazilian Real to United States Dollar

1 BRL = 0.2017 USD

Rule of thumb

When you are abroad and you just want to get a quick estimate, use this rule of thumb:

Divide the amount in Brazilian Real (BRL) by 10 and double it to get it in United States Dollar (USD)

How to convert Brazilian Real to United States Dollar

Converting currencies can be done through various channels. Currency exchange services at banks or online platforms offer a straightforward solution—simply input the amount and desired currency. Online converters and ATMs also provide convenient options, while credit cards automatically handle conversions during international transactions.

How much does it cost to convert BRL to USD

The cost of converting BRL to USD depends on the method chosen. Exchange services may charge fees or offer slightly different rates. Online platforms and ATMs may have transaction fees, and credit cards might include foreign transaction fees. It’s essential to compare options and consider associated costs before deciding on a conversion method.

Brazilian Real to United States Dollars conversion rates

1 BRL0.20 USD
5 BRL1.01 USD
10 BRL2.02 USD
20 BRL4.03 USD
50 BRL10.08 USD
100 BRL20.17 USD
250 BRL50.41 USD
500 BRL100.83 USD
1000 BRL201.65 USD
2000 BRL403.30 USD
5000 BRL1,008.26 USD
10000 BRL2,016.52 USD
1 USD4.96 BRL
5 USD24.80 BRL
10 USD49.59 BRL
20 USD99.18 BRL
50 USD247.95 BRL
100 USD495.90 BRL
250 USD1,239.76 BRL
500 USD2,479.52 BRL
1000 USD4,959.04 BRL
2000 USD9,918.08 BRL
5000 USD24,795.21 BRL
10000 USD49,590.42 BRL

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How to transfer money? And how long does it take?

Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo or PayPal offer quick transactions. Wire transfers through banks are an option but can take a few days. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, provide a decentralized alternative for transferring funds globally, offering speed and some degree of anonymity.

Look out for exchange scams

Look out forDescription
Unofficial Currency ExchangesStreet individuals and kioks may offer attractive rates and/or give counterfeit currency. Use established offices for safety.
Dynamic Currency ConversionSome ATMs offer less favorable exchange rates. Opt for local currency to avoid extra fees during transactions.
Overcharging at Exchange OfficesTourist-heavy areas may charge higher fees. Compare rates and be aware of additional fees before transactions.
Fake Banknote SwitchBe cautious during exchanges to prevent scammers from switching real currency with counterfeits. Count money carefully.
Inflated CommissionsExchange offices may have hidden fees. Inquire about the total cost, including commissions, before exchanging money.
Always know exactly how the coins and notes from the currency look like. Know or ask about exchange rate and fees beforehand and count your money carefully afterwards. Look at the chart, when was the last price update? Use your calculator to verify.

Currency Information

BRL is the currency code for the Brazilian Real. It is the official currency of Brazil and is accepted as legal tender only in this country.

The USD, or United States Dollar, is the official currency of the United States. It is widely accepted as legal tender in the United States and its territories. Additionally, many other countries around the world, particularly those with close economic ties to the United States, accept the USD as an alternative currency for transactions.

Cost of Living Comparison

When it comes to daily expenses, the cost of groceries and dining out plays a significant role. Here we look at the average weekly cost for basic groceries and dining out at a mid-range restaurant dinner for two people.

LocationWeekly GroceriesDining Out for Two
Brazil€60€30
United States€130€80
All numbers in Euros for easy comparison.

Keep in mind that these figures are approximations, and actual costs can vary based on specific locations and individual choices.