Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,451 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,748 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,375 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,049 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,444 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,327 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,415 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,159 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,103 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,529 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,098 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,570 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,890 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,669,140 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,388,960 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 239,014 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,846,040 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 866,101 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 130,781 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 115,538 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,177,640 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 355,924 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,008 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,560 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 66,507 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 63,463 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 109,600 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 137,078 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 29,962,200 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,881 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 43,197 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26,353 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15,846 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 25,915 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 48,916 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10,049 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10,842 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,369 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,244 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,129 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,900 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33,386 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 21,496 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 26,321 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 69,233 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9,503 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,826 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,757 Shilling
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,107,460 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 258 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 199,338 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,994 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 426 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2017.

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

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247th
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10th
out of 16

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