Inflation is common in countries during an economic crisis, but the rapid nature of inflation in Venezuela is too much. Good luck feeding your family when vegetables run you nearly $20. You can forget about washing that down with a can of Coca-Cola, too, as one can be bought for $5.56. In the United States, you could get four 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola for that kind of money. If you think those prices are bad, brace yourself before you look at the cost of other everyday items in Venezuela. Take a look.
These prices are so bad, it makes doing your shopping at a movie theater’s snack bar seem like a good financial decision. Over a grand for sneakers? That’s too much.