-Papa! what's money?
-What is money, Paul? Money?
-Yes, what is money?
-Gold, and silver, and copper. Guineas, shillings, half-pence. You know what they are?
-Oh yes, I know what they are. I don't mean that, Papa. I mean what's money after all?
Little Paul Dombey, Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens (1848)

One century of Greek inflation data, 1915-2015

One century of monthly CPI inflation data in one chart.

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Note that the axis in above part of the chart is logarithmic; during the German occupation the CPI index climbed to 24,746,950,839%, or roughly 25 billion per cent!

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