Shopping in Zimbabwe

 

Shopping opportunities in Zimbabwe

Cost of living is not all expensive here. No matter which of the many academic destinations you choose, you will easily identify the high street of any small or mid-size town in Zimbabwe, with its increasingly uniform array of shopfronts.  Here is the prices to check out in Zimbabwe,

Food

AVG USD

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district

10

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)

9

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast

7

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk

2.88

12 eggs, large

7

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes

3.12

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese

10

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples

5.39

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes

2.58

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket

2.01

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality

20

2 liters of Coca-Cola

2.91

Bread for 2 people for 1 day

1.2

Housing

 

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

1,401

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

991

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

159

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area

974

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

605

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

107

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

67

40” flat screen TV

609

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

239

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

15

Hourly rate for cleaning help

6

Clothes

 

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

80

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

52

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

92

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

124

Transportation

 

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

18,643

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

1.71

Monthly ticket public transport

39

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

14

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