Cost of Living in Zanzibar

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15,000.00 TSh 8,000.00-27,563.46
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80,000.00 TSh 60,000.00-96,067.35
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11,000.00 TSh 10,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,500.00 TSh 3,000.00-8,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9,500.00 TSh 6,000.00-13,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5,000.00 TSh 2,756.35-10,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,233.33 TSh 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 750.00 TSh 500.00-2,756.35
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15,141.65 TSh 6,435.20-18,927.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,494.76 TSh 1,000.00-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,330.54 TSh 1,133.98-1,360.78
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,340.00 TSh 3,600.00-6,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5,443.11 TSh
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,669.91 TSh 3,175.15-8,164.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4,989.52 TSh 4,535.93-5,896.71
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 TSh 3,175.15-3,628.74
Banana (1 lb) 1,133.98 TSh 907.19-1,360.78
Oranges (1 lb) 907.19 TSh
Tomato (1 lb) 1,058.38 TSh 453.59-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 680.39 TSh 453.59-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 907.19 TSh 453.59-1,360.78
Lettuce (1 head) ?
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,000.00 TSh 1,000.00-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25,000.00 TSh 12,000.00-30,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,666.67 TSh 3,000.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,500.00 TSh 5,000.00-6,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5,000.00 TSh 4,000.00-5,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,000.00 TSh 500.00-6,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2,000.00 TSh
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,745.54 TSh 2,272.39-3,218.69
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 TSh
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11,074.70 TSh 9,614.95-11,954.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 99,027.90 TSh 80,000.00-118,055.79
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 30,000.00 TSh 30,000.00-30,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) ?
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50,000.00 TSh
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat ?
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 701,250.00 TSh 382,500.00-1,020,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,813,333.33 TSh 4,590,000.00-17,850,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 30,000.00 TSh
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,000.00 TSh
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 150,000.00 TSh
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150,000.00 TSh
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,089,634.55 TSh 500,000.00-1,785,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,290,000.00 TSh 300,000.00-2,550,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,098,333.33 TSh 510,000.00-1,785,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 994,166.67 TSh 382,500.00-2,100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 649,212.65 TSh
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 209,552.68 TSh
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 592,724.26 TSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.35 10.00-16.70

Prices in Zanzibar

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Last update: February 2024
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Jane on Dec 01, 2022:
As a tourist or mzungu (white person) you will probably pay at least twice as much as locals/residents. E.g. Every now and then I will ask a bodaboda (scooter taxi) how much to go for a ride and they will usually say 5,6,7000tzs for locations that is only 5-10 minutes away. I've used Bodabodas quite a lot and by now know the cost around town. The furthest I go is usually 5k which takes 10-15 minutes and I will pay 3000tzs (I don't even ask about the price anymore). Rule of thumb is 1000tsz per 5 minutes, just tell them where you are going and calculate the price when you get there.

After having lived in Stone Town a bit I now get discount different places - simply because I am not a tourist. So living here is a little less expensive. The more swahili you know the cheaper the prices will be. So learn some swahili frases!!!