70 People From 70 Different Countries Demonstrate How They Count Money

June 15, 2018

This is the latest video from Condé Nast Traveler starring 70 people from 70 different countries demonstrating how they count paper money in their country (previously: saying hello and goodbye, making dog and cat sounds, and sneezing/saying 'bless you' or the equivalent). Or at least how they count money personally. Most were pretty standard, but there were several that were unique. Me? I've developed a far easier way of counting money: never having any. Paper money?! What do I look like, some sort of prince? I wish. Give me a penny for my thoughts? "Sure." *closes eyes, thinks hard* I should have asked for a nickel.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Linby, who agrees it must feel awfully nice counting all those buckaroonies.

  • This video was extremely hard to watch.

  • Georgia

    I was fully expecting this video to be people from different countries counting in their OWN currencies. Paper money isn't all the same size, texture, colour, etc., so surely that would make a difference, as kodama pointed out!

    Also, I don't want to admit that I didn't even notice this until it got to my own country and I was like, "Hey! That's not our money!" So embarrassing.

  • Georgia

    Also, I believe my country may have been the 52nd in the video...I am so unobservant it hurts.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The woman from New Zealand was counting from bottom to top. Go figure, upside-downers do things upside down.

    New challenge for all of them. Count the USD in hand in their respective country's currency.

  • Tommitomsen

    0:50 Bosnia says: Pee - She - Said - I'm - Awesome? Cannot be unheared. OR. This hole "research" is a joke.

  • Munihausen

    That Venezuelan better hope this doesn't get out.

  • Richard

    What do you mean?

  • Munihausen

    I was attempting to imply that, as a Venezuelan counting dollar bills, his fellow Venezuelans would come after him as a result of the bread lines, chaos, and general madness descending the nation. I will be more explicit next time.

  • Richard

    Oh, I see! I wasn't sure if that was what you meant or if it was something to do with /how/ he was counting. Thanks for explaining!

  • ifeelfatnsassy

    I thought Jamaica would've done it faster....

  • kodama

    Odd that they're all demonstrating with U.S. dollars. Seems like shape, material, and number placement would affect this kind of thing.

  • Jenness

    I too wanted to see their own currency being counted

  • Ollie Williams

    Thank you for knowing the difference between effect and affect.

  • Bling Nye

    What about iffect, offect, uffect, and sometimes yffect?

  • WhiteEagle2

    Every article I've read to understand the difference between the two has had no effect on me.

  • Bling Nye
  • Ollie Williams
  • Jenness

    LOL

  • Bling Nye
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