**How much is 1 loot in today's money?**

A good question that I decided to undertake. From my very unscientific research of looking at only one item in the Thievery universe and comparing it with real-world prices for the same item, I came to the following conclusion:

**1 loot = US $0.40**, give or take US $0.15.

I started with one item commonly found in both worlds: a slice of cheese. Below is one example of cheese.

I found that most cheeses on this website sell for about $12.00 (the picture above goes for $25, but that's an outlier). But these are whole cheese wheels, not cheese slices like in Thievery. Well, it takes 6 cheese slices in Thievery to make a whole cheese wheel. Each cheese slice costs 5 loot, therefore an entire cheese wheel costs 30 loot.

At this point it's simple math. 12 dollars divided by 30 loot equals 0.4 dollars per loot, or 2.5 loot per dollar. Give or take $.015/loot for error in my representative population.

Further discussion can commence below. For instance, one can deliberate on the possible reasons for this discrepency in currency. Such as, perhaps all of this looting is having a toll on inflation, or why the rent that is due is $200. I leave it to you to discuss the implications.

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