|A practical illustration of hyper-inflation: $10 U.S. Dollars = 10 million Zimbabwe dollars (with pictures)|
Most people have no idea how quickly this can happen here. I saw it first hand in France in the late 1950's, when $50 U.S. dollars bought so much in paper French francs that they would not fit into a deep briefcase. This series of pictures of what has happened in Zimbabwe shows what happens when it's actually cheaper to use paper money for toilet paper than to buy toilet paper with it.
Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation problem is not
new, but the pictures illustrate a lot more than what you can read from
ZIMBABWE. PUTTING THINGS IN
A case worth 65 billion Zimbabwe dollars which equals $2000 US dollars.
This guy is going to a supermarket. The exchange rate is 25 million Zimbabwe dollars for 1 U.S. dollar.
This mountain of cash is worth $100 USD.
Sorry, how much is this t-shirt? - It's cheap, only about 3 billion dollars!
And finally - 100 billion dollar note!
And the restaurant bills
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