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Cost of Living in Tanzania

Cost of living in Tanzania is 51.71% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Tanzania is 64.85% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 TSh 4,000.00-11,507.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 TSh 35,000.00-70,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12,000.00 TSh 8,000.00-15,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,500.00 TSh 2,000.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,000.00 TSh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,316.01 TSh 2,500.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,201.33 TSh 500.00-2,301.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 662.50 TSh 400.00-1,179.28
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,289.26 TSh 4,542.50-14,573.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,118.86 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,063.88 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,075.00 TSh 3,600.00-6,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,983.24 TSh 3,175.15-11,793.42
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,573.73 TSh 3,131.83-7,030.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4,365.83 TSh 3,628.74-6,350.30
Apples (1 lb) 2,834.96 TSh 1,814.37-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 866.87 TSh 544.31-1,360.78
Oranges (1 lb) 1,082.95 TSh 680.39-1,814.37
Tomato (1 lb) 850.49 TSh 453.59-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 694.46 TSh 453.59-1,133.98
Onion (1 lb) 827.81 TSh 453.59-1,133.98
Lettuce (1 head) 1,083.33 TSh 500.00-2,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,100.00 TSh 1,000.00-1,841.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17,000.00 TSh 12,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,430.00 TSh 1,500.00-3,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,522.22 TSh 2,500.00-5,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,600.00 TSh 2,500.00-4,500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 TSh 400.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 18,000.00 TSh 10,000.00-60,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,828.03 TSh 3,218.69-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,202.25 TSh 5,000.00-15,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8,471.31 TSh 7,949.37-9,024.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000,000.00 TSh
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,419,166.67 TSh 9,000,000.00-23,015,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149,090.91 TSh 80,000.00-300,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 288.00 TSh 100.00-500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 140,643.75 TSh 75,000.00-230,150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 124,583.33 TSh 70,000.00-345,225.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34,338.33 TSh 10,000.00-50,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 TSh 10,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 960,300.00 TSh 500,000.00-2,301,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,773,666.67 TSh 6,904,500.00-32,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63,759.38 TSh 40,000.00-150,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62,843.33 TSh 35,000.00-92,060.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,833.33 TSh 50,000.00-150,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111,111.11 TSh 70,000.00-160,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 635,479.17 TSh 300,000.00-1,495,975.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 657,540.50 TSh 250,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,913,922.73 TSh 920,600.00-3,452,250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,688,727.27 TSh 1,000,000.00-3,405,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 199,809.55 TSh 181,742.38-1,114,827.20
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 153,101.77 TSh 111,482.72-278,706.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 488,927.50 TSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.61 17.83-23.00

Prices in Tanzania

These data are based on 903 entries in the past 18 months from 89 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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