Here’s a video that shows how people from around the world count money differently. I guess we grow up watching other people counting money a certain way, and then we get programmed to emulate what we see.
Video Of 70 People From Around The World Show How They Count Money Differently
After watching this video of people counting money a few times, there are a few things that really stand out. For the most part, people will count money in a flat stack by moving one bill at a time to their opposite hand with little or no flare. The United States, Belgium, and Georgia are just a few examples. However, there are plenty of exceptions.
- In countries like Taiwan, Nigeria, Bosnia, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Lebanon, Brazil, and South Korea, the stack of bills being counted is always folded in half first before being counted.
- People in Romania also fold their money, but they count the bills flat and then fold them in half after they are counted.
- If you spit or lick your fingers first then you’re probably from Uzbekistan, Russia, India, or Israel. Yuck!
- Israelis count their money fast and quickly move it out of sight.
- In Belarus and Egypt, people will use their fingers to walk on the stack of bills and then push them back after being counted.
- In Iran and Tanzania, a stack of bills is held in one hand and then counted with the other hand length-wise like a flipbook.
- In the United Kingdom and Spain, bills are counted normally until a certain number like five or ten is reached.
- People in Japan, Kenya, Trinidad, Venezuela, and Belize shake or create some sort of deliberate motion with their opposite hand as each bill is counted.
How Do You Count Money?
I grew up in the United States and never even thought that people counted cash differently depending on where they are from. What did you think of these examples of how people from around the world count money differently? How do you count your money?
Via Condé Nast