Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Dar es Salaam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,406,578 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,930,381 Shilling
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Dar es Salaam
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15,876 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 15,662 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,607 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,721 Shilling
12 eggs, large 4,923 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,511 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,515 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,017 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,612 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,252 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,875 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 2,957 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 958 Shilling
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,264,490 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,758,380 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 244,207 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,096,810 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,914,770 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 138,662 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 63,170 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,109,110 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 300,560 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18,105 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,305 Shilling
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 87,180 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 72,350 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 77,501 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 121,788 Shilling
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 31,572,600 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,555 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 41,151 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 21,486 Shilling
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12,058 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21,529 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 44,589 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6,631 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,353 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9,587 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,979 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 2,898 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,059 Shilling
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,906 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 22,361 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 47,591 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 70,267 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 13,575 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,000 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,957 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 987,698 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 213 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 150,215 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,174 Shilling
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 39 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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