Brazilian Real (BRL)
The Brazilian Real is the primary currency of Brazil.
This currency is used by an estimated 212,559,409 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 212,559,409 people around the world who use the Brazilian Real.
The Brazilian Real is the #7 most used widely currency is the world.
212,559,409 user population
Ranked #7 in the world
BRL Exchange Rates
1 Brazilian Real equals:
† Rates last updated at 20 minutes from now
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
BRL Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||BRL|
|ISO 4217 Number||986|
|Minor Unit Name||N.a.|
|Minor Unit Symbol||
|Frequently Used banknotes||R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$100|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||R$2|
|Frequently Used Coins||R$1, 5, 10, 25, 50|
|Rarely Used Coins||N.a.|
|Estimated User Population||212,559,409 people|
|BRL Inflation Rate||3.21%|
† 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.
|Brazilian cruzeiro (BRB)
January 1970 to February 1986
|Brazilian cruzado (BRC)
February 1986 to January 1989
|Brazilian cruzado novo (BRN)
January 1989 to March 1990
|Brazilian cruzeiro (BRE)
March 1990 to August 1993
|Brazilian cruzeiro real (BRR)
August 1993 to June 1994