Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,844 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 14,079 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,806 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,007 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,605 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,494 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,257 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7,610 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,589 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,516 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,148 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,065 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,492 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,371,510 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,411,030 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 181,949 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,793,670 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 677,222 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 145,281 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 63,056 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,071,890 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 332,121 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17,056 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40,166 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 78,112 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 77,259 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 97,150 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 140,186 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 1,927 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 41,762 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27,801 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,856 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24,236 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 46,213 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 9,242 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,514 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,009 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,665 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,564 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,407 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,340 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 28,125 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 29,122 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 64,980 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10,865 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,125 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,359 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,289,010 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 275 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 164,144 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,829 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 475 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

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265th
out of 340
africa
10th
out of 17

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