Unlike other countries, having physical money in Venezuela has become a luxury,
so much so that it has acquired a value superior to digital money,
that is to say the one that is used through bank transfers,
debit and credit cards or any type of digital operation,
so that cash has entered a parallel market reaching up to 600% more than electronic money.
This shortage of cash affects every Venezuelan every day,
as there are services of daily use that cannot afford payment by digital means,
among them is public transport, which leads people to have to waste
their time in long rows to use tellers or bank lockers to only get a very low amount of cash,
which with much effort will last only two days using nothing else to pay for transportation.
On the other hand, the use of banking services to obtain cash has no guarantee,
which is why many times the time spent in these long lines can be lost,
this is where people fall into the parallel cash market,
where their value multiply up to 5 times the original by paying by bank transfer.
This value of cash has generated that when used to obtain a product it is generally cheaper, because in a few words for consumer traders the cash is worth more,
that is why the products acquired in this way cost a third of their value if will be paid by digital means.
Where at some point to take money from a teller machine was something
that did not mean difficulty, or lose time in Venezuela,
has become something unthinkable to do,
this is another factor that exacerbates and makes the economic crisis more difficult
and worsens daily in the country.