Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Dar es Salaam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,992,252 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,396,967 Shilling
  • Cost of living in Dar es Salaam is cheaper than in 64% of cities in Africa (9 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Dar es Salaam is cheaper than in 82% of cities in the World (235 out of 285)

List of prices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 9,917 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12,749 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,670 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,830 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,048 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,408 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,883 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,915 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,764 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,293 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14,879 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 3,033 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,067 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,799,460 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,224,430 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 280,663 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,571,060 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 897,620 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 154,738 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 74,427 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,045,550 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 315,489 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17,482 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18,976 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 87,676 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 77,627 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 80,503 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 121,788 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 31,572,600 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,288 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 41,151 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27,136 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12,058 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24,289 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 46,126 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7,266 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,666 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,351 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 11,570 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 39,748 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 23,104 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 73,191 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11,912 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,862 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,818 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,076,000 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 329 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 176,573 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,040 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 185 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

the world
235th
out of 285
africa
9th
out of 14

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dar es Salaam compared to other cities:

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1st
the world
5th
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
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1st

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