Not too long ago Zimbabwe’s economy had such hyperinflation that their currency diluted in value almost overnight. About a year ago, before my trip to this country, a friend of mine who lives in Zimbabwe gave me 5 billion Zimbabwe dollars! Whoa, I must be rich! …Not so fast. “This is worth about 2 cents in US money,” he said.
Believe it or not, the country has now switched their currency to US Dollars. So, no currency exchange needed now. I am using good ol’ greenbacks to pay for my meals here. Unfortunately the inflation took its toll and prices are still rather high. Living here could cost you a pretty penny.