Cost of Living in Dar Es Salaam

Summary about cost of living in Dar Es Salaam:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,982.20 TSh 7,000.00-11,205.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65,000.00 TSh 55,000.00-80,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17,928.80 TSh 14,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,500.00 TSh 2,500.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4,250.00 TSh 3,500.00-5,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,275.80 TSh 2,000.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,312.50 TSh 1,000.00-2,241.10
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 741.67 TSh 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,665.92 TSh 8,483.49-13,248.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,197.49 TSh 997.90-1,451.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,224.70 TSh 816.47-2,041.17
Eggs (regular) (12) 6,188.13 TSh 3,200.00-10,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5,443.11 TSh 2,267.96-10,165.47
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,611.53 TSh 3,175.15-9,148.92
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4,535.93 TSh 2,721.56-6,350.30
Apples (1 lb) 2,812.28 TSh 2,267.96-3,628.74
Banana (1 lb) 974.42 TSh 680.39-1,133.98
Oranges (1 lb) 1,474.18 TSh 680.39-2,267.96
Tomato (1 lb) 1,155.85 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Potato (1 lb) 861.83 TSh 680.39-1,133.98
Onion (1 lb) 1,038.81 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Lettuce (1 head) 1,206.85 TSh 1,000.00-1,500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,146.28 TSh 1,120.55-3,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17,205.50 TSh 12,000.00-22,411.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,833.33 TSh 1,500.00-4,482.20
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,875.00 TSh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2,766.22 TSh 2,500.00-3,500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 TSh 400.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90,000.00 TSh 60,000.00-116,537.20
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh 5,000.00-13,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6,437.38 TSh 4,828.03-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,602.75 TSh 9,000.00-15,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7,994.66 TSh 7,550.30-8,706.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 63,000,000.00 TSh
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,169,900.00 TSh 16,000,000.00-40,339,800.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 282,740.00 TSh 137,239.86-500,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 289.64 TSh 200.00-360.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 310,000.00 TSh 220,000.00-400,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 195,375.40 TSh 100,000.00-224,110.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,666.67 TSh 20,000.00-33,616.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,197.00 TSh 10,000.00-13,446.60
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 939,444.44 TSh 500,000.00-1,485,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,833,333.33 TSh 35,000,000.00-62,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 97,411.00 TSh 26,000.00-200,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 161,250.00 TSh 145,000.00-200,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142,366.50 TSh 120,000.00-165,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 216,429.33 TSh 150,000.00-350,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,080,366.67 TSh 870,000.00-2,150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 827,123.75 TSh 700,000.00-1,008,495.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,407,766.67 TSh 2,200,000.00-4,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,788,440.00 TSh 1,700,000.00-4,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 249,843.92 TSh 249,843.92-249,843.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 185,804.53 TSh
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 650,000.00 TSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 18.00 10.00-21.00

Prices in Dar Es Salaam

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Last update: November 2017
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56 Comments so far

#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.
#Anonymous on Feb 26, 2015 :
Please dont come to our country and spoil it... let the locals have these jobs, stop stealing our jobs and livelyhood
#sandeep sharma on Jan 13, 2015 :
ho all, i have got a job proposal in dar es salam, pleasensuggest me the package i will ask to company.
#Deependra on Dec 06, 2014 :
Sir, I got an offer of 500$ US. +Food, accommodation, visa, and travelling.

Is this offer suitable for me. Salary be raised $100 after 3 months.

Should I take the offer. Please suggest....
#mukesh on Nov 25, 2014 :
I have been offered a job in Dar Es Salaam with a monthly salary of USD 900 + furnish accommodation + electricity & water bill + visa ticket Can I accept this offer or not. Please let me know can i save some money for my family???
#hari krishna on Nov 12, 2014 :
Recently i got a offer in dar Es salaam (Tanzania),salary 1300 usd per monthh with accomodation,transportation,. How much will I save monthly.
#Bharti mahesh on Nov 04, 2014 :
I am from India live in Dar es Salam on my husbands permit. I am planning to take up a job here in Dar can u please advice how should I go about it. In India I was in fashion industry

Please revert
#shoaib on Oct 16, 2014 :
I have an offer for nsn tanzania for 1 year contract they provide my 230 usd/ per day all the things i have to manage i.e-accomodation,medical,insurance,food,flights,visa.Please tell me is this much salary is gud for me how much i can save and what abt the safety as i indian and moving out of india first time.
#Pradip on Oct 16, 2014 :

I have recievd an offer 2000 USD Per month (inclusive all) in Tanzania Dar es salaam . What approx saving can i made if staying single in One bed room falt in good location .

#Lalitkumar Tayade on Oct 07, 2014 :
I have got an offer in Tanzania of a job with 500USD as salary + 200000 local currency with accommodation and transport. Is it a good offer? Please let Me know ASAP
#Raman on Oct 06, 2014 :
Dear Sir

I got a job offer in dar es salaam (tanzania); Salary is 1700 USD with accommodation and free transport. Please let me know if this offer is fine.
#Raman on Oct 06, 2014 :
Dear Sir

I got a job offer in dar es salaam (tanzania); Salary is 1700 USD with accommodation and free transport. Please let me know if this offer is fine.
#Mahesh Kumar on Sep 18, 2014 :
I got offer from Dar es salaam net salary after deduction 1671 dollers. accomodation is not proveded by company. should I go for this offer. company will give car. also want to know is it safe to live in tanzania
#khalil youssef on Sep 15, 2014 :
i am an australian citizenship and australian passport i am a landscaper i am looking for work in tanga tanzania i speak 2 languages english and arabic fluent english and arabic i am qualified to teach english language now i am staying in marocco thanks very much if you can employ me my age 65 years old
#limna manuel on Jun 12, 2014 :
I am limna from cochin kerala india.. looking a new job Tanzania dar salam...
#KESHAV on May 20, 2014 :
I am getting the offers in Dar Es Salaam,kindly guide the offer package that i can opt for ..
#ashutosh on May 20, 2014 :

please suggest is it right for me ,as i have a offer of 1400USD in Tanjania+ free travelling+ accomodation.

#jayakrishnan on May 01, 2014 :

I got a job offer from Dar El Salaam with a salary of USD 2500 + 2 BHK House + Free Medical Insurance + Company provided Car & Driver + Family visa. Is it a good offer to accept for 2 + 2 family?

Best Regards

#narasimha on Apr 25, 2014 :
I like dar es salaam I like to work in dar es salaam .any field supervisor job anyone please help me I am in india .Bangalore. my mobile no +919740095736
#Anonymous on Apr 20, 2014 :

Got a opportunity to work in Tanzania. Offered salary- Savings(2500 USD)+ Family Accomodation + Transportation+ Medical+ 2 times a year Family to & fro flight.

Location will be Dar-Es-Salaam. Is it a decent offer? Sould I accept?

Please suggest.
#Rohan Singh on Mar 15, 2014 :
Dear Sir/Madam,
I have an option for 1 job and they offer me 1200 USD +accommodation +food 200000 Tanzanian ceiling.
I request to u plz suggest me that this is affordable to me if yes than how much I am saving the money in a month.

Waiting for positive response.
#Nainesh on Feb 18, 2014 :
I got offer for dar es salaam, salary 1500usd in indian bank account + local salary with bachelor accommodation. Is it worth? Can i accept this offer? pls guide me.
#divakar on Feb 12, 2014 :

we are planing to set up a civil( infra) construction company ........looking for your valuable comments
#Stive on Feb 04, 2014 :
I have been offered a job in Dar Es Salaam with a monthly salary of USD 1,300 + furnish accommodation + electricity & water bill + visa ticket Can I accept this offer or not. Please let me know can i save some money for my family???
#Ali on Jan 22, 2014 :
Based on the cost of living, a salary less than $1000.00 is not sufficient to pay your rent and food. If these are being taken care with your offer package, then $1000.00 may be sufficient. Can anyone share their experiences.
#fareed on Jan 20, 2014 :
hi..i m looking for to stublish my life in tanzania..anyone can give me idea if i can do any business a south asian start a business der how much i need to spend
#tas on Dec 22, 2013 :
I got a job in Tanzania as teacher at a private primary school named Goshen in Kilondoni District. I am a zimbo and the employer is offering USD 500 equivalent to the TZS. Accomodation and food is catered for. Kindly advise whether I can make any savings I have a family of two children and wife????
#satish on Dec 11, 2013 :
Plzzzzz help me out i got job in dar es sallam as a store manager in retail they r offering 930 USD
i need to manage accomodation & everything in dat only is dis a good deal? & how much salary i have to ask them for normal living life as well as good saving i am bachelor.
Plzzzzzzzzzz assist me.....