ItemOKPick N PayFoodWorld
All Purpose Cleaner 750ml150.39119.99129.15
Bath soap Geisha 225g69.9994.9972.99
Bath soap Jade 250g63.9964.9958.40
Bath Soap Sona44.9954.9941.70
Beans Dried 500g119.99119.99115.20
Bleach/Jik 750ml114.59269.99252.80
Bread Bakers Inn77.4976.4974.70
Bread Lobels77.4976.4974.70
Bread Proton77.4976.4974.70
Bread Shop66.9972.9964.40
Candles 6pack 450g114.49124.99130.30
Cereal (Cerevita) 500g147.99224.99205.70
Cooking Oil 2l289.99284.99291.15
Creamer 1kg299.99379.99309.95
Diapers 501379.00849.99617.95
Dish Washer 750ml116.69109.99118.15
Drink Bally House199.99179.99na
Drink Cheapest129.99124.99164.60
Drink Mazoe Original 2l254.99254.99255.00
Drink Mazoe less sugarnanana
Eggs 30453.99439.99465.50
Eggs 6nana95.10
Flour 2kg187.99229.99204.25
Green bar89.9988.99157.05
Jam 375ml102.49116.99110.50
Kapenta 1KGna1239.981139.90
Kapenta 500gna619.99569.95
Lotion/Cream Camphor 300ml161.49159.99149.60
Macaroni 3kg454.99559.99475.90
Margarine 500g105.99109.9903.900
Matches pack of 10 boxes53.5949.9934.20
Mayonnaise 750g219.99259.99222.99
Mealie-meal 10kg554.99554.99418.00
Mealie-meal Refined 10kg615.99614.99171.00
Milk 1l92.9994.9990.05
Peanut butter 375ml177.99129.99171.15
Petroleum Jelly 300ml132.49159.99192.65
Rice white/Long grain209.99229.99185.10
Salt 1kg36.9949.9930.25
Sanitary Pads 10s/8s68.9999.9995.75
Scouring powder 500g31.8924.9926.80
Shoe polish 100ml154.79179.99
Shoe polish 50ml89.8889.99
Soup Usavi Mix 50g31.4937.9932.99
Stasoft Refill (500ml)199.99259.99226.80
Sugar 2kg212.49214.99220.90
Surface Cleaner 750ml119.99109.99123.65
Tea 100 tea bags146.99144.99126.45
Thai Rice 2kg268.99289.99263.65
Tinned beans 410g67.6979.9974.40
Tinned fish 155g72.4979.9974.85
Tissues (Pack of 4)75.99114.9962.70
Toilet Cleaner 500ml182.99169.99135.35
Toothpaste 100ml53.5089.9988.15
Washing Powder 1kg198.99249.99227.15
Washing Powder 2kg389.99449.99431.63
  • We surveyed the most popular 4 supermarkets in the country.:
    • OK supermarkets
    • Pick N Pay (TM)
    • Food World
  • Sadly we could not survey Choppies this time around.
  • The price of peanut butter is above US$2 for the smallest bottle which normally sells for about US$1
  • Prices of most items are usually within 5% of one another. Where the prices seem too different it is probably because different brands of the item were surveyed in the two shops being compared. We look for the cheapest but popular brands. We don’t always look at the cheapest brand for example:
    • Nurse tissues are among the cheaper brands but they are not the cheapest. They are the cheapest widely accepted brand. Other cheaper brands are frankly rubbish.
    • We look at Sunlight, Surf and Maq when it comes to the cheapest washing powder brands, however, we don’t normally include brilliant although it is the cheapest brand out there. Housewives just don’t like or buy much of it with packets spending months on shelves.
    • We only include real white/long grain rice but don’t include broken white rice although it is cheaper.
    • For popular items, we list separate items, for example, dilutable drinks and bath soap. We don’t do this for items such as matches and candles. Most people just buy matches without really caring about which brand it is. People don’t usually care about brands here.
  • Also, prices of fresh veggies tend to vary wildly between supermarkets.

Prices last updated 23 December 2020

Something to note

Despite repeated denials by both government and businesses, there is still an undeniable link between prices and black market exchange rates.

Gain Cash And Carry Prices

ItemPrice ZWL$Price USD$Price Rand
10x2kg Gloria Self Raising Flour1 747.6416.64266.75
10x2kg Gloria Self Raising Cake Flour1 747.6416.64266.75
10x2kg Red Seal Self Raising Flour1 566.4914.82237.58
1x5kg Gloria Self Raising Flour442.854.2267.59
1x5kg Red Seal Self Raising Flour411.773.9262.85
10x2kg Better Buy Value Rice 1 582.6318.00
12×2 litres ZimGold Cooking Oil3 498.0031.90

A word about inflation

Zimbabwe’s prices have been going up since 2018. This coincided with the introduction and rise of both the bond notes and RTGS dollar which were essentially the Zimbabwean dollar(ZWL). The government finally admitted this in February 2019 and passed laws marking its return in June of 2019.

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