Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,942 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,125 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,492 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,231 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,290 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,005 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11,035 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,795 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,258 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,501 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13,018 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,860 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 895 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,845,650 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,488,990 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 281,780 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,153,300 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 989,341 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 184,217 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 94,372 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,044,280 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 336,522 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,269 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 35,860 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 98,125 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 79,760 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 77,320 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 137,143 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 27,736,400 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,112 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 42,172 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36,955 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,740 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29,341 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 44,809 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8,339 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,812 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,353 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,770 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,330 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,263 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 39,904 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 25,221 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 53,808 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 79,133 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11,913 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,315 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,312 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,167,420 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 305 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 188,143 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,942 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 488 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

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