Beer Price Shoots Up In Zimbabwe

The price of clear beer went up Friday night from about US$1 to US$1:50 at most drinking places in the capital city.

Beer prices in Zimbabwe are said o be too high as compared to such countries as South Africa and Botswana.

At Cresta Jameson Hotel, a pint of beer now costs US$2 while quart is going for UDS$4. At Chez Ntemba International Night Club beer now costs US$2:50 from US$2 last week. At The Bite drinking hole beer now costs US$1 from US$3 for four pints of beer.
Guzzlers could buy four pints for US$3.

Zimbabwean women said now that beer prices had gone up life would be more difficult as husbands would spend more money on the beverage.