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🇧🇷 Brazilian Real (BRL)

BRL Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Brazilian Real is Brazil.

The currency code for the Brazilian Real is "BRL". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 986. The currency symbol for the Real is "R$".

There are approximately 215,313,498 people around the world who use the Brazilian Real. The Brazilian Real is the #8 most used widely currency is the world.

215,313,498 user population
Ranked #8 in the world

BRL Exchange Rates

1 Brazilian Real equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: R$3.27


Inverse: R$5.41
British Pound


Inverse: R$6.33
Indian Rupee


Inverse: R$0.060
Japanese Yen


Inverse: R$0.033
US Dollar


Inverse: R$5.00

† Rates last updated at 1 hour ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

BRL Currency Facts

BRL Details

ISO 4217 CodeBRL
ISO 4217 Number986
Unit NameReal
Currency NicknamesReal

BRL Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesR$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$100
Rarely Used BanknotesR$2
Frequently Used CoinsR$1, 5, 10, 25, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

BRL Issuance

Central BankBanco Central Do Brasil
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population215,313,498 people
Population Rank#8
BRL Inflation Rate9.28%
Inflation Rank#53

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2024 BRL Currency Holidays

Name Date
New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2024 (past)
Carnival Monday, February 12, 2024 (past)
Carnival Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (past)
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2024
Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Corpus Christi Day Thursday, May 30, 2024
Republic Day Friday, November 15, 2024
Black Awareness Day Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Christmas Tuesday, December 24, 2024
Christmas Wednesday, December 25, 2024
Bank Holiday Tuesday, December 31, 2024

BRL Currency History

The Brazilian Real was created in July 1994. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Brazilian Real.

Currency Active Replaced By
Brazilian cruzeiro real (BRR) August 1993 to June 1994 BRL
Brazilian cruzeiro (BRE) March 1990 to August 1993 BRR
Brazilian cruzado novo (BRN) January 1989 to March 1990 BRE
Brazilian cruzado (BRC) February 1986 to January 1989 BRN
Brazilian cruzeiro (BRB) January 1970 to February 1986 BRC