A Weighty Dilemma

With the Venezuelan economy is a perpetual state of free fall, the price of everything has skyrocketed. One unique consequence of this financial dilemma is the need of the average citizen to carry around a stunning amount of physical money. It is now an everyday occurrence for the money used to pay for an item to outweigh the actual item itself.

It has gotten so bad that many hotels and restaurants now use money-counting machines to deal with the quantity. Many taxi drivers, David Osio said in an example have given up on counting large wads of bills, and now just blindly accept the voluminous stacks.

This saves both the customer and the vendor the hassle of having to lug around large quantities of money that, in reality according to Visual CV, is not worth all that much.