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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Basic Needs Basket (April 2008)

The JCTR Basic Needs Basket for Lusaka (April 2008) can be found here and the associated Press Release here. The cost of basic food items for a family of six in Lusaka stood at K742,700 in April, representing an increase of K59,000 from the March cost of K683,700. The total cost of non-food essentials (charcoal, bath soap, etc) remained relatively stable at K1,197,100 in comparison to the cost of K1,196,600 for the month of March. JCTR have also released food baskets for several copperbelt towns, Kasama (crucial for rural comparisons) and Livingstone ( a tourist town).

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