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200 Euros

This discussion was created from comments split from: LEN Word of the Year - rigmarole.


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    Lynne wrote: »
    @mohit_singh - I would think the poor in India are laughing at all the rich people trying to swap their 100 rupee notes. It's a crazy business, and you are not alone. The €500 note will no longer be legal tender in Europe for similar reasons.


    Most places look at 50€ notes with a raised eyebrow. I saw my first 200€ note recently. Guess where? Monaco, the black money and money laundering paradise.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge then everyone in Monaco must be rich. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    @Bubbly to actually live there, you have to have at least 100,000 USD in your bank account. There are a lot of people who work there, but live outside of Monaco, commuting every day. Italy is only 40 minutes away too, which is a bit cheaper than France. I know quite a few people who commute from Nice. This is why it is such a quiet place at weekends, as not very many people actually live there.

    Monaco is very small, with an area of 2 square kilometres and a population of about 37,800 making it the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world.


  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge this place looks awesome. But, I still couldn't get what is so special about this small place. Just a natural beauty!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    It's a tax haven @Bubbly, so people who live there don't have to pay any tax. And as you have to be stinking rich to be allowed to live there, this means they save a huge amount of money. People who just work there but live in France, have to pay their taxes like everyone else.

    The whole of the Cote d'Azur is beautiful. It is also called the French Riviera.


  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge This tax free area is polllution free as well. I like the exotic beauty of this place.

    If no taxes then how do they survive there!?

    Monaco has been governed under a constitutional monarchy since 1911, with the Sovereign Prince of Monaco as head of state.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    @Bubbly it's exotic only in the sense that most of the people you see here are wearing the most expensive designer clothes, wear the most exquisite perfumes and drive amazing cars. It is cleaner than most place (Singapore is similar). But it is incredibly devoid of character and atmosphere. It's a bit like an expensive shopping mall.

    I guess if everyone is so rich, they can afford all the private schools, private healthcare and so on that they want without recourse to government services. I expect waste management and things like this are managed through property taxes. Income tax however, is zero percent.

    It is a money launderers' paradise.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,752 mod
    edited December 2016
    @mheredge - India is taking extreme steps. It has banned its two largest banknotes in a bid to fight money laundering and graft.

    @nidhii - You mentioned something about this in another thread.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    Last week I was somewhat surprised to see a 500 euro note. I didn't even know these existed but it's one of the largest denomination notes that exist in the world.


  • dragandragan Posts: 7
    200 euros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I dreaming about that :smiley:
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    It's 500€ notes I'm terrified of @dragan. What if it's a counterfeit? That's a heck of a lot of money.
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