I can’t find in Google any list of the money abbreviations used by English people.
I need to know how to continue this list:
1,000 = K
1,000,000 = M (or KK for odd speaking)
What is the next, maybe “B” of billion and also “KKK” for odd speaking?
What are the abbreviations for the other long known numbers?
Practice varies from publisher to publisher, but these are common abbreviations:
- K for thousands of dollars, Euros, etc. is a relatively recent
adoption from computing and is not yet much used in formal contexts.
- The usual abbreviations for million and billion are M (or
m) and B (or b); you may also encounter
Mn (mn) and Bn (bn), particularly with
commodities other than money. Be careful of your audience, however;
the US employs the ‘short
scale’, in which
each successive term represents one thousand times the previous term,
and the UK has officially been on the short scale for a generation; but many other
countries employ the ‘long scale’, in which each term after a million
represents one million times the previous term.
- I have seen T, Tr, tr, Tn and tn for
trillion. I advise the forms with r rather than n, since tn may be read as tons or tonnes.
- Money quantities of larger orders of magnitude are so rarely
encountered that I have never seen an abbreviation for quadrillion.