The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) says a low-income urban family of six now needs just over $1 million a month to survive, up from $611 275 in April.
CCZ director Rosemary Mpofu said the cost of living rose by 62% between April and May in Zimbabwe dollar terms.
However, during the same period, the prices of goods and services in United States dollars went down by 31.4 %. She said:
The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe low-income urban earner monthly basket for a family of six stands currently at $1 015 962,61.
This is a sharp increase because the basket has shot from the month of April, where it was $611 275.
When we look at the basket as we measure it, we find out that the low-income earner is mainly earning in the Zimbabwean dollar.