The value of Venezuela's bolivar is falling, and locals are paying more and more for goods.
There have been reports of a 36-unit pack of condoms selling for the equivalent of about $750 as the country struggles with major shortages in all manner of products. Still, according to data from crowd-sourced cost-of-living site Expatistan, inflation is not affecting all items equally.
For example, Expatistan's data show a tube of toothpaste in Caracas costs 28 bolivars ($4.48), while it averages $2.50 in New York—a difference of about 79 percent. A box of 32 tampons, meanwhile, has a 143 percent difference (approximately $17 in Caracas and $7 in New York).