HOW THE MONEY WORKS
The official currency is US dollars but more than 90 per cent of all transactions now take place electronically, with little hard cash changing hands. On the black market, $1 can be converted into at least $1,50 (jokingly referred to as ‘zollars’). So, while the price of almost everything seems high, you can get a massive discount if you’re able to change forex into ‘zollars’ and spend those. The easiest way to do this is by using prepaid mobile-phone credit: get an Econet SIM card, register for Eco-cash and use that for most transactions. * Information correct at the time of print.