The Real Life
section is almost never necessary for a trope page. It's only relevant if Real Life
uses the actual tropes deliberately
. Otherwise it's basically just Trivia
or Useful Notes
. It's never something you should use to determine the definition of the page.
As I implied before (after I corrected my opinion), I think the future
part of the trope is the second most important part, after it being about inflation. That it's ridiculous doesn't really matter that much. If the story is set fifty years in the future, and things cost thirty times as much, it would, according to the description, amount to almost a 7% average inflation, which isn't unreasonable. However, the prices would seem unreasonable to us, in this time.
I'll also restate that I got this opinion of the trope by reading the examples. Thus, I don't see that there would be any significant difference to them if we made that clearer.
@Maddy: I'm not sure the second paragraph is needed. It speaks about revaluation, but that's not an issue, since the trope isn't about hyperinflation. It's about what may look like it, but isn't treated as such In-Universe
(by the future characters, that is). It's assumed that this inflation is natural, so revaluing the currency isn't a solution, except to make the money look prettier by having fewer zeroes. All according to what the paragraph says itself.
The third paragraph can be shortened a little. "To this day, there's been no consensus as to what caused this period of 'stagflation.' For all we knew at the time, this high inflation rate might continue indefinitely," seems a little wordy and awkward to me. The first sentence there doesn't seem necessary at all.
Otherwise I think it looks good.