Cost of living in Mwanza, Tanzania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,500 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 15,807 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,000 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,333 Shilling
12 eggs, large 3,257 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,999 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,000 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,100 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,375 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,500 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,210 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,600 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,691,670 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 822,500 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 195,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,200,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 500,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 350,000 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 80,000 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,528,460 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 264,299 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18,855 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50,000 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 41,428 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 50,000 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 68,333 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,000 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,000,000 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,007 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 27,500 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,000 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 15,000 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15,000 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,143 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,143 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,714 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 1,586 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,000 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 21,667 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 13,500 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,000 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 55,000 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10,428 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,833 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,000 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 244 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 65,713 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,500 Shilling
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2018.

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