Thursday, August 18, 2005

Zimbabwe: inflation, inflation, inflation

How much more can these poor people take!
From US $227 in June the expenditure basket for a family of six had shot up by at least $135 to $362 in July, the consumer council noted. "The increase was largely propelled by ... both food and non-food items, following last month's increase in fuel prices and the devaluation of the local currency".

Teachers generally earn $648 a month, while domestic workers get an average monthly wage of $21. (source)