Cost of living in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Expatistan is a collaborative effort. Comparisons improve with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Zanzibar.
Page-elements
Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,809 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9,785 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,903 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,666 Shilling
12 eggs, large 3,555 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,208 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,326 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,287 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,814 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,034 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18,000 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,763 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 883 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 877,373 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,066,180 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 134,018 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV 1,065,940 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 500,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,244 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 25,000 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,000,000 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,083 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,000 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,500 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,019 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,920 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 3,992 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,182 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 31,250 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 20,000 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 20,000 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 48,750 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10,667 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,380 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,625 Shilling
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 134 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 50,000 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4,359 Shilling
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 24 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: October 11, 2017.

Do you live in Zanzibar? We need your help!

What is the price of

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

in Zanzibar?

Shilling

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Buenos Aires costs ARS $30 (6 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Hartford, Connecticut costs $12 (31 minutes ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Singapore costs SGD $155,554 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Montreal costs C$618 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Barcelona costs €300 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Petaling Jaya costs RM2,200 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Zanzibar?