Cost of living in Tanzania

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Food
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
Housing
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
Clothes
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
Transportation
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
Personal Care
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
Entertainment
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

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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.

Are you moving to Tanzania? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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