Zimbabwe: Shadows and Lies
AIRS ON PBS JUNE 27, 2006 | CHECK LISTINGS
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Zimbabwe: The Cost of Living

More than 70 percent of Zimbabwe’s 4.2 million workers are jobless.  Once the breadbasket of southern Africa, Zimbabwe today is the world’s fastest-shrinking economy, with inflation surging past 1,000 percent. 

Spotlight

Welcome to Zimbabwe.

Find out what your salary would buy you in the former "bread basket" of Africa.

Here, supermarkets use money-counting machines, basic supplies have become luxury items and $100,000 ZWD, the largest bill in the country, barely buys you a loaf of bread.

Click on a price level to see what you could buy