Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Extreme Hyperinflation

Zimbabwe must hold the record.  See this story in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.  (And it only has that value as a "collector's item.")


Mayfield said...

Worst hyperinflation

1. Hungary 1946
Highest monthly inflation: 13,600,000,000,000,000%
Prices doubled every: 15.6 hours

2. Zimbabwe, Nov. 2008
Highest monthly inflation: 79,600,000,000%
Prices doubled every: 24.7 hours


Tim Schilling said...

Thanks for providing the information. Zimbabwe is #2. (To borrow from the old Avis commercials, they must try harder.)