Cost of living in Tanzania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,571 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 12,457 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,775 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,109 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,196 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,559 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,093 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,971 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,310 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,497 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,618 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,279 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,638 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,872,860 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,513,820 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 141,646 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,418,070 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 352,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 172,960 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 60,881 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,119,470 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 398,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,227 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8,479 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 72,867 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 172,161 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 82,697 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 153,150 Shilling
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 27,751,500 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,135 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 72,397 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 31,330 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 14,905 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 31,456 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7,695 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,146 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,389 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,070 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 2,984 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,154 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 32,893 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 23,756 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 30,686 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 69,253 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12,026 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,347 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,049 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,210,600 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 567 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 165,198 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,579 Shilling

Map of Cost of Living in Tanzania

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This map shows only the top cities in Tanzania. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Ipod nano 16gb in Dar es Salaam costs 800,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dar es Salaam costs 4,500 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Dar es Salaam costs 50,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Dar es Salaam costs 900 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dar es Salaam costs 2,100 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dar es Salaam costs 60,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Dar es Salaam costs 7,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Dar es Salaam costs 9,900 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Dar es Salaam costs 40,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Dar es Salaam costs 50,000 Shilling (4 days ago)