**Result:**
R$100
in 1981 →
R$25,474,771,531,038.64
in 2021

R$100 in 1981 is equivalent in purchasing power to about R$25,474,771,531,038.64 today, an increase of R$25,474,771,530,938.64 over 40 years. The real had an average inflation rate of 92.82% per year between 1981 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 25,474,771,530,938.64%.

This means that today's prices are 254,747,715,310.39 times higher than average prices since 1981, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Brazil. A real today only buys NaN% of what it could buy back then.

The 1981 inflation rate was 75.00%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2020 to 2021) is now 3.21%^{1}.
If this number holds, R$100 today will be equivalent in buying power to R$103.21 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 25,474,771,530,938.64% |

Average inflation rate | 92.82% |

Converted amount (R$100 base) | R$25,474,771,531,038.64 |

Price difference (R$100 base) | R$25,474,771,530,938.64 |

CPI in 1981 | NaN |

CPI in 2021 | 178.323 |

Inflation in 1981 | 75.00% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.21% |

R$100 in 1981 | R$25,474,771,531,038.64 in 2021 |

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$25,474,771,531,038.64 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When R$100 is equivalent to R$25,474,771,531,038.64 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 is worth less over 40 years.

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

This conversion table shows various other 1981 amounts in today's reals, based on the 25,474,771,530,938.64% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
---|---|

R$1 real in 1981 | R$254,747,715,310.39 reals today |

R$5 reals in 1981 | R$1,273,738,576,551.93 reals today |

R$10 reals in 1981 | R$2,547,477,153,103.86 reals today |

R$50 reals in 1981 | R$12,737,385,765,519.32 reals today |

R$100 reals in 1981 | R$25,474,771,531,038.64 reals today |

R$500 reals in 1981 | R$127,373,857,655,193.20 reals today |

R$1,000 reals in 1981 | R$254,747,715,310,386.41 reals today |

R$5,000 reals in 1981 | R$1,273,738,576,551,932.00 reals today |

R$10,000 reals in 1981 | R$2,547,477,153,103,864.00 reals today |

R$50,000 reals in 1981 | R$12,737,385,765,519,320.00 reals today |

R$100,000 reals in 1981 | R$25,474,771,531,038,640.00 reals today |

R$500,000 reals in 1981 | R$127,373,857,655,193,168.00 reals today |

R$1,000,000 reals in 1981 | R$254,747,715,310,386,368.00 reals today |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1981 and today:

CPI today
CPI in 1981

×

1981 BRL value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Brazilian CPI was 7e-10 in the year 1981 and 178.32340071727046 in 2021:

178.323400717270467e-10

×

R$100

=

R$100 in 1981 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as R$25,474,771,531,038.64 in 2021.

To get the total inflation rate for the 40 years between 1981 and 2021, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2021 - CPI in 1981CPI in 1981

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

178.32340071727046 - 7e-107e-10

×

100

=

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Brazil Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1981-2021 (BRL).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/brazil/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 25,474,771,530,938.64% |

Average inflation rate | 92.82% |

Converted amount (R$100 base) | R$25,474,771,531,038.64 |

Price difference (R$100 base) | R$25,474,771,530,938.64 |

CPI in 1981 | NaN |

CPI in 2021 | 178.323 |

Inflation in 1981 | 75.00% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.21% |

R$100 in 1981 | R$25,474,771,531,038.64 in 2021 |