hyperinflation – (en)

Anyone who has lived through a period of hyperinflation can tell you that it’s a trying time on both your financial and psychological well being. Prices go up every day, in some cases several times a day. If you’re lucky, your pay somewhat attempts to keep up — and you get paid more often than usual. Your country is in a financial crisis, most likely combined with political instability or even war.
On the bright side, you become a millionaire. Granted, a million won’t buy you that much, but to an outsider, looking at your country’s currency is kind of amazing.

In this gallery, we’ve compiled a dozen currencies that feature anywhere from six to 14 zeroes (that is, from a couple hundred thousand to a trillion). We don’t, of course, mean to imply that hyperinflation is a laughing matter, but…
Hyperinflation – Mint

About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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9 Responses to hyperinflation – (en)

  1. barbaric says:

    Muy buenos.. jaja!! Yo he salido de cena con 170.000 de “Cedis” en Ghana.. jajaja… ; )***

  2. barbaric says:

    Jaja! sí, todo el día contando pasta y con las mochilas hasta arriba de billetes de aquí para allá.. very funny!! haha!! ; ) ***

  3. Yes, I have lived this myself in Romania after the Revolution in 1989… It was really tough, you bought a bread with a price in the morning, a double one at lunchtime and a triple one in the afternoon… That was a time when my mom, a lone parent with a minor child , had to face unspoken stress and problems to keep us alive…
    the human tragedy is direct proportional to the number of zeros on those money… there are things people will never understand unless they live them…

    • Dugutigui says:

      You are right, many people never experimented this kind of situation. I did. In the market they used to put the new price labels at the opening, and at the end of the morning, when you were around the supermarket with the cart, one clerk will follow you correcting up the prices of what you were buying, rather unpleasant … hahaha … for everyone, of course 🙂

      • That is tough, and the toughest it is if you dispose of a limited amount of money… as you say, it is unpleasant but also humiliating if you happen to no longer afford the thing you wanted to buy… Crazy world, really… 😀

  4. oh, there’s the comment, it must have been an error… 🙂

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