Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,319 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,795 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,716 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,074 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,249 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,435 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11,632 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,610 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,568 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,456 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,485 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,213 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,766 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,031,620 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,543,280 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 192,018 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,894,920 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 767,194 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 130,781 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 72,815 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,098,190 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 306,892 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,135 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,056 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 72,542 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 66,762 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 98,679 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 171,272 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 29,641,100 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,927 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 44,034 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25,628 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9,091 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21,698 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 43,725 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10,334 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11,822 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,786 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,086 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,081 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9,372 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 31,072 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 22,086 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 26,268 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 76,302 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,859 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,129 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,309 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,232,900 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 290 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 179,710 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5,275 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 431 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

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263rd
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11th
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