Cost of living in Tanzania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,698 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 12,456 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,884 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,942 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,432 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,551 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 3,009 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,566 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14,882 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,947 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,518 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,181,350 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,564,440 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 176,738 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,504,570 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 536,705 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 150,677 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 85,288 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,083,140 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 457,851 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,227 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32,616 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 78,334 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) 73,962 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 120,279 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 2,117 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 68,367 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 31,763 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 13,934 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 36,580 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7,831 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,977 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,389 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,803 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,247 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13,302 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,510 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 22,935 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 29,121 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 70,260 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.) 3,286 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 152,639 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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Recent Prices Added

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dar es Salaam costs 8,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dar es Salaam costs 4,500 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Dar es Salaam costs 12,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for one in Dar es Salaam costs 50,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Dar es Salaam costs 24,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for one in Dar es Salaam costs 50,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Dar es Salaam costs 40,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Dar es Salaam costs 3,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 8 rolls of toilet paper in Dar es Salaam costs 4,450 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 50ml deodorant, roll-on in Dar es Salaam costs 4,000 Shilling (9 days ago)