Cost of living rises marginally

Cost of living rises marginally
Published: 15 October 2013
THE cost of living has increased marginally by 0,80 percent last month as a result of increases in prices of some basic commodities.

A survey by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe that was carried out using an urban low income earner with a standard family of six, shows that the cost of living fell from $562,52 to $567,03 by September 30.

In a statement the CCZ said price increases were recorded on some products during the period under review.

"The cost of living as measured by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe's low income urban earner monthly basket for a family of six increased from the August 2013 figure of $562, 52 to $567,03 by the end of September 2013, showing an increase of $4,11 or 0,80 percent.

"The food basket increased by $4,11 or 2,73 percent from $150,47 in August 2013 to $154, 58 by the end of September 2013. Detergents increased by 3,07 percent from $13,05 to $13,45," the CCZ said.

The price of white sugar went up by US21 cents from $1,99 to $2,20, Roller meal by 2c from $11, 98 to $12 and beef by US53cents from $3,85 to $4,38.
- herald
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