So you now know that inflation was 21.04% in July but July has been gone a long time and that inflation figure is not going to help you figure how much the price of groceries are going for now.

What are the prices for basic groceries in Harare right now?

Don’t worry we have you covered. Here are the prices supermarkets are charging for various grocery items as of today:

ItemOKPick N PayChoppiesFoodWorld
All Purpose Cleaner 750ml13.4913.4913.6513.65
Bath soap image8.29na7.65na
Bath soap Jade 250g5.695.696.656.60
Bath soap Geisha 225g9.499.999.499.50
Candles 6pack12.9915.2911.7516.65
Cereal (Cerevita) 500g15.9925.9920.9914.79
Cooking Oil 2l26.9926.9926.4925.39
Creamer 1kgna43.99na42.85
Dish Washer 750ml14.8515.2910.9914.65
Drink Mazoe 2l20.9519.3920.9920.55
Drink Mazoe less sugar14.9916.9917.4919.95
Drink Barley House18.9916.9919.4920.50
Drink Cheapest 2l14.9516.9915.7514.55
Flour 2kg20.6521.9919.9921.90
Green bar10.909.9911.49
Jam 375ml7.156.996.955.75
Kapenta 500g38.8932.9934.7543.40
Lotion/Cream Camphor 300ml14.7918.9922.9520.35
Macaroni 3kg35.4535.9937.9537.35
Margarine 500g11.9910.9911.8511.25
Matches pack of 10 boxes5.295.994.003.35
Mealie-meal Refined 10kg31.7942.9937.10
Mealie-meal 10kg29.3534.9930.30
Milk 1l7.697.997.498.00
Peanut butter 375ml9.999.498.9511.85
Petroleum Jelly 300ml28.2923.9927.4524.25
Rice white14.2916.9917.4516.65
Salt 1kg3.753.454.653.15
Scouring powder 500g2.993.254.45
Soup Usavi Mix 50g2.852.892.852.80
Sugar 2kg17.2517.4917.4917.25
Surface Cleaner 500ml13.8013.4913.6513.65
Tea 100 tea bags19.9918.4916.708.17
Thai Rice 2kg24.8925.9925.3025.95
Tinned fish 155g6.205.996.296.10
Tissues (Pack of 4)9.9914.9911.3010.59
Toothpaste 100ml7.597.3913.298.15
Washing Powder 2kg5553.9944.99
Jik 500ml24.1016.7915.8523.80
Washing Powder 1kg28.9926.9925.4530.25
Toilet Cleaner 500ml18.3519.9918.2018.35
Tinned beans 410g8.356.998.4911.90
Mayonnaise 750g19.9925.8528.85

Things to note

  • Prices haven’t stopped rising each week and they have certainly higher than what we saw during our last survey
  • Of particular concern is the continued rise in the price of mealie-meal however, almost all grocery items have seen their prices rise except perhaps sugar whose supply has improved.
  • na means the item was not available in on the shelves of the branches we surveilled. We try to look at multiple branches and see if the item is available but in some instances, the product is simply not available in all the branches of a particular supermarket chain we look at. That’s hardly surprising anymore in this economy