Cost of living in Tanzania
Are you moving to Tanzania? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?
Find out what is the real equivalent in Tanzania of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||13,343 Shilling|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||11,643 Shilling|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||8,202 Shilling|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||2,778 Shilling|
|12 eggs, large||5,263 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||2,496 Shilling|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||11,880 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||7,480 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||2,722 Shilling|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||2,524 Shilling|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||14,522 Shilling|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||2,723 Shilling|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||1,571 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||2,240,960 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||2,821,700 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||282,410 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||1,870,980 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||991,960 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||164,824 Shilling|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||94,358 Shilling|
|40” flat screen TV||942,757 Shilling|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||457,851 Shilling|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||17,248 Shilling|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||42,143 Shilling|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||83,037 Shilling|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||107,937 Shilling|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||74,673 Shilling|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||139,167 Shilling|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||26,019,900 Shilling|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||2,063 Shilling|
|Monthly ticket public transport||73,687 Shilling|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||11,767 Shilling|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||31,335 Shilling|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||48,633 Shilling|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||6,917 Shilling|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||7,361 Shilling|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||10,965 Shilling|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||3,873 Shilling|
|Tube of toothpaste||3,000 Shilling|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||15,167 Shilling|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||34,923 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the movies||22,724 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||124,392 Shilling|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||75,633 Shilling|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||14,310 Shilling|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||5,344 Shilling|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||3,204 Shilling|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||1,282,380 Shilling|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||567 Shilling|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||165,499 Shilling|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||4,820 Shilling|
Map of Cost of Living in Tanzania
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.