Cost of living in Arusha, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Arusha

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,940,289 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,264,531 Shilling
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Arusha
Current as of Aug 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,337 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 13,764 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10,878 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,319 Shilling
12 eggs, large 3,685 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,874 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15,388 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,902 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,255 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,129 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,242 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 2,997 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,610 Shilling
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,628,080 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,124,840 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 124,077 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 630,224 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 550,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 162,500 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 80,504 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,584,760 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 362,959 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26,402 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32,500 Shilling
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 137,500 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 99,349 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 74,557 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 140,000 Shilling
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,200 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 71,547 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 31,673 Shilling
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,984 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,500 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 24,949 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 23,833 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,008 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8,126 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,028 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 2,675 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13,333 Shilling
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 31,582 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 17,990 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 33,333 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 86,563 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29,333 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,018 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,962 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 900,000 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 180 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 143,333 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4,250 Shilling
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 01, 2021

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