My big, fat Greek debt… in charts!

Debt can be viewed in all sorts of ways depending on your perspective

The graphic from the FT shows that 11% of Greece’s bailout money went straight back to the holders of Greek debt by one route or another, 40% went to interest payments and though, the tide of public opinion blames the civil service, only 27% returned to state operating needs.


Here are the groups Greece owes money too as charted by the BBC from data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority and Open Europe.


Who will sort out the tangle?


Keeping the debt in perspective. In 2011, it cost less than the U.S. war on terror but was still larger than the total wealth of the 10 richest people!