Crisis-stricken Venezuela is currently in the grip of hyperinflation. For some time there will be a mix of notes in circulation, leading to confusing situations about the true price of items and making transactions a nightmare, particularly for poor Venezuelans who don’t have a bank account. These people have been forced to carry around huge piles of cash to buy even the most basic of household goods.
A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 2.22 USD
A package of pads is pictured next to 3,500,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 0.53 USD
A package of 1kg of rice next to 2,500,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 0.38 USD