Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15,015 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 13,125 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,033 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,007 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,600 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,500 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 3,643 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 2,889 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,635 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,555,750 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,450,040 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 233,024 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) 89,385 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 48,333 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 72,745 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) 90,582 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 142,490 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 1,961 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 40,264 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 28,699 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,740 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29,341 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 42,235 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 9,186 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,688 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,353 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,770 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,603 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13,686 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,532 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 27,231 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 63,535 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 74,111 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.) 3,133 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 183,358 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 519 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

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7th
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