Cost of living in Tanzania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,122 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 12,807 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,449 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,095 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,282 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,479 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,085 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,645 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,204 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,520 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,918 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,550 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,763 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,316,360 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,236,140 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 159,970 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,292,910 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 754,849 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 178,167 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 60,568 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,131,810 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 350,902 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18,764 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15,749 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 59,114 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 40,829 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 74,267 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 139,411 Shilling
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 25,597,900 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,066 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 31,053 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 35,639 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28,969 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 32,467 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6,594 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,156 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,205 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,108 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,078 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,861 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33,645 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 21,778 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 33,808 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 66,914 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12,796 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,134 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,115 Shilling
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,135,640 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 178 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 168,594 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,998 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

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Dar es Salaam costs 50,000 Shilling (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dar es Salaam costs 5,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Dar es Salaam costs 200,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Dar es Salaam costs 1,600,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dar es Salaam costs 4,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dar es Salaam costs 5,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Dar es Salaam costs 12,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Dar es Salaam costs 80,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Dar es Salaam costs 24,000 Shilling (4 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Dar es Salaam costs 40,000 Shilling (4 days ago)