Money: Quite Possibly The Best Infographic Ever

Money, the infographic. You have to view full size.


xkcd writes a highly intelligent web-comic, but I didn’t know he had this in him. This expansive infographic shows all the money in the world, broken down from dollars to trillion, full of inside jokes like the inflation adjusted value of 50 Cent. It’s huge and requires using the map at bottom right to get around, but it’s very very interesting.

Here are a few samples of genius:

This shows how net household worth has actually dropped for young people. Occupy Wall Street! This section of the map is where each block equals a thousand dollars. You can see the dollars section inset.

This is from the millions section. You can see the changing value of a solid gold toilet over time. Below this is visualized the cost of one F-22 Raptor (fighter plane) and a velociraptor (hypothetical, based on Jurassic Park’s budget).

And here are some lessons the artist has learned, including that Coke has enough marketing budget to literally buy everyone on earth a Coke.

Seriously, this is quite possibly the best infographic ever. If I lived in a country with a functional post, I’d buy the poster.

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Lankan Thinker
2011-11-23 20:48:26

Given your recently developed familiarity with Sri Lankan financial / social data reports, how about trying to create a version of this for all the money in Sri Lanka :-)

 
Magerata
2011-11-23 22:40:19

Average expensive meal in SF $85, damn those dinner dates. XKCD is brilliant

 
Sachiko
2011-11-24 15:51:43

Superb infographic!
Cancer treatment vs Cigarettes expenditure just goes to show how the world works.
And if JK Rowling became a rapper – $82,000 teehee.

Someone should do this for SL govt spending (and then probably go into hiding for doing so).

 
2011-11-26 10:21:03

xkcd has always been awesome. :D Randy once did a radiation chart after the Fukushima reactor scene. http://xkcd.com/radiation/

The map of the internet http://xkcd.com/195/

And online communities http://xkcd.com/256/ http://xkcd.com/802/

He’s a scientist so he does his research. :D And also does fun stuff (still pretty accurate) like these http://xkcd.com/657/

 
2011-11-26 10:22:35

My comment disappeared, so here are a few more of Randy’s awesome comics :D Note the accuracy.

http://xkcd.com/radiation/
http://xkcd.com/195/
http://xkcd.com/802/
http://xkcd.com/657/

 
2011-11-26 10:42:35

Sorry man, number of links. WordPress gets jealous

 
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