Cost of Living Comparison Between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam 

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Consumer Prices in Dar es Salaam are 6.24% lower than in Nairobi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dar es Salaam are 9.97% higher than in Nairobi
Rent Prices in Dar es Salaam are 66.22% higher than in Nairobi
Restaurant Prices in Dar es Salaam are 38.99% lower than in Nairobi
Groceries Prices in Dar es Salaam are 15.71% lower than in Nairobi
Local Purchasing Power in Dar es Salaam is 43.37% lower than in Nairobi
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Restaurants Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 KSh
(10,671.57 TSh)
163.99 KSh
(3,500.00 TSh)
     -67.20 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,230.50 KSh
(68,949.03 TSh)
2,342.67 KSh
(50,000.00 TSh)
     -27.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 KSh
(14,940.20 TSh)
562.24 KSh
(12,000.00 TSh)
     -19.68 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 KSh
(5,335.79 TSh)
101.20 KSh
(2,160.00 TSh)
     -59.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 KSh
(6,402.94 TSh)
152.27 KSh
(3,250.00 TSh)
     -49.24 %
Cappuccino (regular) 285.57 KSh
(6,095.01 TSh)
204.98 KSh
(4,375.00 TSh)
     -28.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 56.77 KSh
(1,211.74 TSh)
47.89 KSh
(1,022.22 TSh)
     -15.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 56.77 KSh
(1,211.74 TSh)
36.96 KSh
(788.89 TSh)
     -34.90 %
Markets Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 385.82 KSh
(8,234.63 TSh)
465.57 KSh
(9,936.71 TSh)
     +20.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 46.90 KSh
(1,001.06 TSh)
56.67 KSh
(1,209.58 TSh)
     +20.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 73.61 KSh
(1,571.16 TSh)
49.94 KSh
(1,065.94 TSh)
     -32.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 156.37 KSh
(3,337.44 TSh)
196.78 KSh
(4,200.00 TSh)
     +25.85 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 522.22 KSh
(11,145.91 TSh)
467.55 KSh
(9,979.04 TSh)
     -10.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 320.22 KSh
(6,834.60 TSh)
192.79 KSh
(4,114.74 TSh)
     -39.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 228.25 KSh
(4,871.53 TSh)
191.27 KSh
(4,082.34 TSh)
     -16.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 111.67 KSh
(2,383.37 TSh)
141.12 KSh
(3,011.86 TSh)
     +26.37 %
Banana (1 lb) 48.40 KSh
(1,033.11 TSh)
50.31 KSh
(1,073.85 TSh)
     +3.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 75.49 KSh
(1,611.21 TSh)
51.86 KSh
(1,106.77 TSh)
     -31.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 52.16 KSh
(1,113.33 TSh)
51.61 KSh
(1,101.58 TSh)
     -1.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 52.59 KSh
(1,122.40 TSh)
34.00 KSh
(725.75 TSh)
     -35.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 48.38 KSh
(1,032.65 TSh)
58.44 KSh
(1,247.38 TSh)
     +20.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 70.69 KSh
(1,508.80 TSh)
70.28 KSh
(1,500.00 TSh)
     -0.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 105.10 KSh
(2,243.06 TSh)
44.18 KSh
(942.86 TSh)
     -57.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 KSh
(21,343.15 TSh)
702.80 KSh
(15,000.00 TSh)
     -29.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 224.18 KSh
(4,784.65 TSh)
111.11 KSh
(2,371.43 TSh)
     -50.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 285.88 KSh
(6,101.63 TSh)
182.73 KSh
(3,900.00 TSh)
     -36.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 300.00 KSh
(6,402.94 TSh)
171.02 KSh
(3,650.00 TSh)
     -42.99 %
Transportation Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 80.00 KSh
(1,707.45 TSh)
18.74 KSh
(400.00 TSh)
     -76.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,478.26 KSh
(74,237.03 TSh)
468.53 KSh
(10,000.00 TSh)
     -86.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 KSh
(4,268.63 TSh)
234.27 KSh
(5,000.00 TSh)
     +17.13 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 321.87 KSh
(6,869.70 TSh)
226.21 KSh
(4,828.03 TSh)
     -29.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 240.00 KSh
(5,122.36 TSh)
350.46 KSh
(7,480.00 TSh)
     +46.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 416.58 KSh
(8,891.23 TSh)
398.22 KSh
(8,499.20 TSh)
     -4.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,700,000.00 KSh
(36,283,348.67 TSh)
1,991,271.55 KSh
(42,500,000.00 TSh)
     +17.13 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,681,818.18 KSh
(35,895,291.46 TSh)
927,698.28 KSh
(19,800,000.00 TSh)
     -44.84 %
Utilities (Monthly) Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,906.52 KSh
(104,720.52 TSh)
9,995.40 KSh
(213,333.33 TSh)
     +103.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.39 KSh
(72.26 TSh)
17.34 KSh
(370.00 TSh)
     +412.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,055.56 KSh
(129,244.61 TSh)
8,513.94 KSh
(181,714.29 TSh)
     +40.60 %
Sports And Leisure Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,370.37 KSh
(114,620.60 TSh)
7,613.69 KSh
(162,500.00 TSh)
     +41.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 934.25 KSh
(19,939.83 TSh)
1,924.11 KSh
(41,066.67 TSh)
     +105.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 800.00 KSh
(17,074.52 TSh)
468.53 KSh
(10,000.00 TSh)
     -41.43 %
Childcare Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 22,103.33 KSh
(471,754.68 TSh)
47,078.34 KSh
(1,004,800.00 TSh)
     +112.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,060,753.85 KSh
(22,639,824.50 TSh)
564,857.36 KSh
(12,055,833.33 TSh)
     -46.75 %
Clothing And Shoes Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,793.10 KSh
(59,613.62 TSh)
2,489.09 KSh
(53,125.00 TSh)
     -10.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,552.00 KSh
(54,467.71 TSh)
3,240.70 KSh
(69,166.67 TSh)
     +26.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,726.16 KSh
(122,214.29 TSh)
6,910.88 KSh
(147,500.00 TSh)
     +20.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,553.57 KSh
(118,530.69 TSh)
5,220.81 KSh
(111,428.57 TSh)
     -5.99 %
Rent Per Month Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,055.46 KSh
(940,282.15 TSh)
50,484.59 KSh
(1,077,500.00 TSh)
     +14.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,931.03 KSh
(404,047.84 TSh)
46,826.67 KSh
(999,428.57 TSh)
     +147.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 96,428.57 KSh
(2,058,089.11 TSh)
134,763.90 KSh
(2,876,285.71 TSh)
     +39.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 45,620.69 KSh
(973,689.05 TSh)
108,729.28 KSh
(2,320,625.00 TSh)
     +138.33 %
Buy Apartment Price Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 32,919.92 KSh
(702,614.63 TSh)
6,695.44 KSh
(142,901.85 TSh)
     -79.66 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,162.13 KSh
(174,205.49 TSh)
7,835.02 KSh
(167,224.08 TSh)
     -4.01 %
Salaries And Financing Nairobi[ Edit ] Dar es Salaam[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,750.46 KSh
(912,429.23 TSh)
26,624.47 KSh
(568,250.00 TSh)
     -37.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.29 19.61      +37.27 %
Last update: October 2020October 2020
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