Friday, September 10, 2021

Money & Shopping in Zimbabwe

AfricaZimbabweMoney & Shopping in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe legalized the use of foreign currencies as legal currency, obviating the necessity for the inflation-ravaged Zimbabwe dollar, which is now out of circulation.

The US dollar is currently Zimbabwe’s de facto currency.

Credit card usage in Zimbabwe is increasing, with an increasing number of service providers accepting Visa or MasterCard. It may be advantageous to bring a large number of smaller notes (USD1, 5, 10) since they are often in limited supply.

There are many ATMs that accept Visa and MasterCard, including those operated by Eco Bank. All ATMs in the United States disburse cash in US dollars.

Zimbabwe now has its own coins in values of 10c, 25c, and 50c.

In terms of pricing, non-imported items are extremely inexpensive (particularly labor-intensive items), while curios are exceptionally well-made. Prices for a visitor sipping Coke and eating pizza, on the other hand, are not much cheaper than in South Africa.