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Comparison of costs between Britain and Zimbabwe

I ATTACH a cost comparison of prices between the UK and Zimbabwe. Draw your own conclusions.



Alan McCormick,


Harare.


ZIM UK £1:

1

0/1/04 $6,500

Z$ Pence Z$ %age


Nescafe coffee/100g 24,560 200 13,000 189%

Oil 2l 18,365 94 6,110 301%

Chicken – big 16,300 88 5,720 285%

Sausages – 8 19,705 160 10,400 189%

Bacon/500g 24,260 147 9,555 254%

Marg kg 11,110 92 5,980 186%

Butter/500g imported 22,885 108 7,020 326%

Butter/500g 14,305 108 7,020 204%

Milk 2l 6,820 150 9,750 70%

Eggs/doz 6,164 84 5,460 113%

Cheese kg 41,200 412 26,780 154%

Sugar/2 kg 4,300 125 8,125 53%

Bread 2,200 23 1,495 147%

Mince/kg 22,000 300 19,500 113%

Steak/kg 20,850 400 26,000 80%

Pork/kg 14,900 500 32,500 46%

Potatoes/2 kg 7,250 120 7,800 93%

Tomatoes/kg 1,710 128 8,320 21%

Tinned Soup/400g 4,460 50 3,250 137%

Packet soup 4,370 53 3,445 127%

Tea Bags/250gms = 100 4,560 37 2,405 190%

Baked beans 2,750 12 780 353%

Tuna 7,115 64 4,160 171%

Coke/l 2,100 64 4,160 50%

Cereal//300g 7,000 60 3,900 179%

Oats 1kg 18,000 130 8,450 213%

Peanut Butter 10,115 89 5,785 175%

Marmite/100g 16,530 87 5,655 292%

Tomatoe sauce/375ml 3,150 56 3,640 87%

Carrots/kg 2,900 45 2,925 99%

Bananas/kg 2,400 79 5,135 47%

Mushrooms/150gms 1,900 100 6,500 29%

Flour/2 kg 10,490 70 4,550 231%

Surf 500g 9,475 67 4,355 218%

Handy Andy 500ml 13,267 72 4,680 283%

Stasoft/2 l 15,870 100 6,500 244%

Toilet rolls/4 2 Ply 56,550 68 4,420 1279%

Petrol/l 3,200 75 4,875 66%


TOTALS 475,086 4,617 300,105 158%

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