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The Brazilian Real is the primary currency of Brazil. This currency is used by an estimated 211,049,527 people. Based on our estimate, Brazilian Real is the #7 most popular currency is the world.

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$".

Brazilian Real conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

BRL Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Brazilian Real is Brazil.

There are approximately 211,049,527 people around the world who use the Brazilian Real. The Brazilian Real is the #7 most used widely currency is the world.

211,049,527 user population
Ranked #7 in the world

BRL Exchange Rates

1 Brazilian Real equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: R$3.87


Inverse: R$6.32
British Pound


Inverse: R$7.00
Indian Rupee


Inverse: R$0.071
Japanese Yen


Inverse: R$0.050
US Dollar


Inverse: R$5.22

† Rates last updated at 4 hours from now

‡ 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 Websitehttp://www.bcb.gov.br/?english

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population211,049,527 people
Population Rank#7
BRL Inflation Rate3.73%
Inflation Rank#38

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

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