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Vladimir Putin's monthly salary as president, in euros: 10,700
Angela Merkel's monthly salary as chancellor, in euros: 18,820
Queen Elizabeth II's monthly salary as sovereign, in euros: 4,273,110

Vladimir Putin's time in office as Russian president on 1 October 2017, in days: 4,979
Cumulative salary paid out to Vladimir Putin in this period, based on current rate, in euros: 1,757,587
Angela Merkel’s time in office as German chancellor on 1 October 2017, in days: 4,310
Cumulative salary paid out to Angela Merkel in this period, based on current rate, in euros: 2,667,890

Number of people who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, in millions: 63
Estimated Number of people worldwide who used Amazon Prime in 2016, in millions: 79

Price of a Bitcoin on 28 April 2013, in US dollars: 134
Price of a Bitcoin on 1 September 2017, in US dollars: 4,892

Value of the Nasdaq Composite stock market index on 1 January 1997, in points: 1,380
Value of the Nasdaq Composite stock market index on 10 March 2000 at the height of the dotcom bubble, in points: 5,049
Value of the Nasdaq Composite stock market index on 21 September 2001 after the dotcom bubble burst, in points: 1,423
Value of the Nasdaq Composite stock market index on 1 September 2017 in points: 6,435

Reduction in jail sentences for male prisoners in White County, Tennessee (USA) if they agree to be sterilised, in days: 30
Reduction in jail sentences for female prisoners in White County, Tennessee (USA) if they agree to be fitted with a contraceptive hormone implant, in days: 30

Transfer fee for footballer Diego Maradona in 1984, in millions of euros: 9.6
Transfer fee for footballer Diego Maradona per kilogram of bodyweight, in euros: 120,413
Transfer fee for footballer Neymar in 2017, in millions of euros: 222
Transfer fee for footballer Neymar, per kilogram of bodyweight, in euros: 3,264,705
Price of one kilogram of gold on 4 September 2017, in euros: 39,528

Increase in the number of overnight stays in Wanaka, New Zealand, in 2015 following a successful Instagram campaign, in percent: 14

Estimated costs for renaming the Justice and Finance Ministries in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia to the Ministries of Justice and of Finance (in euros) …

… for stamps and seals: 3,950
… for documents: 7,400
… for envelopes and invitation cards: 7,600
… for automated messages and signage: 4,500
… for camera backdrops: 2,150

Number of inhabitants per square kilometre in the USA: 33
Number of inhabitants per square kilometre in the Pinzgau district of Austria: 33