NUMERICAL NOTATION IN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

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NUMERICAL NOTATION VARIATION BY GROUPS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES

Countries that use the decimal point, and the comma for thousands, millions, etc. as in the USA:

•    Dominican Republic
•    El Salvador
•    Guatemala
•    Honduras
•    Mexico
•    Nicaragua
•    Panama
•    Peru
•    Puerto Rico
•    United States of America

Countries that use the decimal comma, and the period for thousands, millions, etc.

•    Argentina
•    Bolivia
•    Chile
•    Colombia
•    Costa Rica
•    Cuba
•    Ecuador
•    Equatorial Guinea
•    Paraguay
•    Spain
•    Uruguay
•    Venezuela

EXAMPLES:

DECIMAL POINT vs. DECIMAL COMMA

U.S. Standard     $1.20 (One dollar and 20 cents)

Other countries:   $1,20 (One dollar and 20 cents)

THOUSANDS UNIT COMMA v. POINT

U.S. Standard      1,000 (One thousand)

Other countries:   1.000 (One thousand)