Cost of Living in Dar es Salaam

Summary about cost of living in Dar es Salaam:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,500.00 TSh 4,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67,500.00 TSh 40,000.00-82,085.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13,000.00 TSh 10,500.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,500.00 TSh 2,000.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,750.00 TSh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3,944.44 TSh 2,000.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,071.43 TSh 1,000.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 650.00 TSh 400.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,652.80 TSh 7,570.83-12,491.86
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,106.77 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,088.62 TSh 816.47-1,632.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,160.00 TSh 4,800.00-6,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6,047.91 TSh 2,267.96-9,071.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5,140.72 TSh 3,175.15-7,030.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5,140.72 TSh 2,721.56-6,350.30
Apples (1 lb) 2,630.84 TSh 2,267.96-3,175.15
Banana (1 lb) 952.55 TSh 680.39-1,133.98
Oranges (1 lb) 1,436.38 TSh 680.39-2,267.96
Tomato (1 lb) 1,179.34 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Potato (1 lb) 816.47 TSh 680.39-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 1,043.26 TSh 907.19-1,133.98
Lettuce (1 head) 1,000.00 TSh 500.00-1,500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,916.67 TSh 1,000.00-3,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00 TSh 12,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,375.00 TSh 2,000.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,440.00 TSh 3,000.00-4,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,150.00 TSh 2,500.00-3,700.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 TSh 400.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35,000.00 TSh 10,000.00-60,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh 4,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,828.03 TSh 3,218.69-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,035.90 TSh 5,000.00-9,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8,442.10 TSh 7,797.95-9,024.42
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) 18,484,333.33 TSh 10,000,000.00-28,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 238,333.33 TSh 120,000.00-500,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 325.00 TSh 200.00-500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 138,255.00 TSh 70,000.00-250,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 172,179.50 TSh 100,000.00-351,795.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44,381.20 TSh 35,000.00-50,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 TSh 10,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,290,908.33 TSh 500,000.00-2,345,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,787,900.00 TSh 10,215,000.00-60,750,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75,377.50 TSh 30,000.00-175,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73,968.67 TSh 35,000.00-100,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87,500.00 TSh 50,000.00-125,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134,166.67 TSh 75,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,002,777.86 TSh 450,000.00-2,259,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 885,904.29 TSh 500,000.00-1,600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,005,421.43 TSh 2,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,493,787.50 TSh 1,500,000.00-3,517,950.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 185,804.53 TSh
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 167,224.08 TSh
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 850,000.00 TSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 19.94 17.83-21.00

Prices in Dar es Salaam

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Last update: December 2018
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31 Comments so far

#Paresh on Jun 19, 2018 :
Hi I have received a job offer in Dar Es Salam for 3300 USD is it good offer to accept and feasible to stay with family of 3 person in Dar. How much i can save in this package and what is the ideal monthly expenses for the family.
#Anonymous on Apr 04, 2018 :
@dev mere bhai dont even think to come @500 its like 33kin india, its nothing here nothinggggggggggg
#Dev das on Nov 15, 2017 :

Myself dev from India, i have a job offer in tanzania with a package of USD 500.

Is it possible to survive there with this package?

What will be the cost of living for a non resident there

It will be a great help if someone helps me

#abi on Aug 02, 2017 :
If i can add:

Cost of electricity: in 100000 TZS you get 280 units
local cable networks: ZUKU, DSTV, AZAM (for people from indian subcontinent - very limited indian channels - colour, zee, ndtv india, sony sab, zoom etc;-)
#pavan on May 11, 2017 :
can any one share the cost of living in tanzania for 3 family members if company pay us $1000 plus company furnished accommodation come to contact on +918758293622
#Brenda matto on May 04, 2017 :
hi..I search for a 21 years old I need the job in your company...
when I gate a chance I promise to work as I can
I hope I can get a job in your company
#Anonymous on Apr 25, 2017 :

I have been offered a job in Dar Es Salaam with a monthly net salary of USD 4,000.

Please note that this salary is net and inclusive of accommodation.

In addition Company Car with Driver is provided, annual leave is 21 days. Return air ticket to home is provided once a year.

I am not planning to bring my family right away...

Is it a good deal?

How much I can save?

Is it ok to accept the offer?

Please revert....


#Anant on Apr 09, 2017 :
Dear Team,

The mention cost of living Dar es Salaam yes almost 95% right. i am being living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. from last 7 year.
I do know the actual cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. And it rally matches with your survey done.

Appreciate your data base & knowledge

#karim saleh on Nov 22, 2016 :
Hi sir , I search for a job in Tanzania , i am 28 years old i have experience in junk food more than 3 years specially KFC , i worked before in KFC in egypt and qatar
I hope to find any job realted to the junk food or tourism
#RKS on Nov 12, 2016 :
Hi , Can you suggest me what is the min salary i should ask to the company i got an offer .I m having 5 yr of experience in design engg .
#ishann on Nov 05, 2016 :
Total personal expenses in DAR is around 200-300$, depending upon whether you smoke, drink or have go to pub. 1$ = 2180 to 2190 TZS, depending upon the exchanger. If anyone get 1000$ they can easily save 800 to 700$ per month (If company provides accomodation + trasportation), Plus all employer provide 200,000 TZS for local expenses.
#Loy on Oct 03, 2016 :
If the company paid you minimum of 1000$ plus transportation and accomodation ACCEPT.. COZ Dar es salaam isnt too expensive if you have an access to transport and accomodation..
#shil on Apr 27, 2016 :
hi iwould to come to tanzania,for kids education for high school.pls can someone explain tome
#NIKHIL on Feb 22, 2016 :
Dear Sir, I got job offer in Tanzania they are offering me Saving Salary 1000USD then they will give me Local Salary+ House allowance+ Car allowance+ Medical cover & Bachelor Accomodation.Please help me should i accept these offer.
#Nazim on Feb 07, 2016 :
Dear Sir,i got job in dar es alaam (Tanzania), Salary 2000 usd, with furnished bachelor accommodation, to & fro free transport from company to house.
Can I accept this offer or not. Please let me know.
#Mohsin on Jan 12, 2016 :
have been offered a job in Dar Es Salaam with a monthly salary of USD 1200.00 (including Tax) with free accommodation + transport/Company car + paid travel to India twice a year...
I am not planning to bring my family right away...
Is it a good deal?
How much I can save?
Is it ok to accept the offer?
Please revert
#saravanan on Dec 26, 2015 :
Dear friends,
I got a offer in tanzania(morogoro) 1000 usd,free accomadation & transportation + air ticket, for food they provide 200000 tanzania shellins, is it sufficient to stay n save there, so kindly need a some comments.
#aloke roy on Nov 27, 2015 :
Sir I have got a job in name- Nyati spritiz...can any one tell me any details about the company????
#Pankaj on Oct 14, 2015 :
Dear Sir,i got job in dar es alaam (Tanzania), Salary 2100 usd, with furnished bachelor accommodation, to & fro free transport from company to house.
Can I accept this offer or not. Please let me know.
#shan on Oct 07, 2015 :
what is the reasonable salary I can get in a 4 or five star hotels in Dar es alaam. i am a well experienced Financial Controller
#Sharjoon on Sep 24, 2015 :
Hai I used to come to tanzaniya for a regular basis and stay up to 1 to 2 weeks in hotel looks very expensive

Is that any one can share individual accommodation with toilet , AC , food and good apartment please contact my mobile number in uae +97150 9595221
#Raj hans on Sep 20, 2015 :
How much dar es salaam is safer for Indians to work, for me it getting tuff to take the decision to join the company or not. Because for friends deny to come this place to work.
Plz guid the Indians those who are already made your career and serving the tanzinees
#Aslam on Aug 04, 2015 :
Hey Friends,

Assalamo Alaykum,

I was working as Manager (Human Resources) in an engineering company India having product of Material Handling Equipments with manpower around 3000, I am retired from the job in December 2012 living at Gujarat India now I wish to travel Tanzania with having some work if possible in the area of Human Resources as I have rich experience of 35 years in same field. Hope some will guide me Insyallah,,,,,,,, Aslam Vohra
#Amrish Kumar on Jul 16, 2015 :
Dear Sir,
i have a offer for steel industry for a manager post for tanzania with 17 year exp , how much salary can be expacted
#Basavaraj on Jun 26, 2015 :
I am travelling to Dar Es Salaam (Africa) and my company is paying for accommodation and i need to take care of my food and transport so my company is paying me 400$ per month so please let if its feasible.
#devan on May 27, 2015 :
family (02 person)
if company provides you Furnished accommodation, Car , fuel, cell phone only
your monthly expense to stay in Dar will be max. 350-400 USD. (If food is cooked at home)
#Tanmoy Roy on May 26, 2015 :
Got an offer from an insurance company in dar es alaam (Tanzania)..
Pkg of 1500 us dollers + Acc + Food + Transport + Tkts once in year to India.
Kindly help with an idea about the deal for a single man and suggest the life in Tanzania for tge Indian.
#Lajitha on May 14, 2015 :

My husband got a job opportunity in Dar Es Salam with an in-hand amount of 2000 USD after tax reduction. We have to meet all other expenses including rent, water and current bills, transportation, monthly expenses for a moderate living of two. Please advice me on the total amount of expenses on a monthly basis and how much we can save from this.

#Anonymous on Apr 05, 2015 :
It's nice to see you in the expat blog. I am an Academician from India & have got the offer to be the Director in one of the schools of Tanzania,
Can you kindly guide me about the living conditions, nature of the students, expenditure required for the moderate standard of living, precautions to be taken and other tips to be a succesful Academician in Tanzania.

Thanks & kind regards,
Jagannadha Rao
#Nandy on Mar 24, 2015 :

I am staying in Dar es salaam. And it is good to have any thing more then $1500 monthly (accommodation + food extra). Family & flights are extra addon.

For more details please email me @ dream_nandy at the rate

You can mange in little here but for saving it is good.

#chandu on Mar 10, 2015 :
I have got an offer in dar es alaam salary 3000usd with food and it a ggod one when it comes for savings? please suggest anyone.