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Cost of Living in Zanzibar

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9,751.99 TSh 5,000.00-15,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55,000.00 TSh 50,000.00-60,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 TSh 15,000.00-15,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 TSh 4,601.59-5,941.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,500.00 TSh 5,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,705.90 TSh 3,451.19-7,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,581.51 TSh 1,000.00-3,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,056.44 TSh 500.00-2,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11,987.14 TSh 8,709.45-18,927.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 907.19 TSh 500.00-2,267.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,065.94 TSh 453.59-2,267.96
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,400.00 TSh 3,800.00-8,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11,793.42 TSh
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3,039.61 TSh 2,948.35-3,130.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5,216.32 TSh 3,628.74-6,803.89
Apples (1 lb) 3,175.15 TSh 1,360.78-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,587.58 TSh 907.19-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 703.07 TSh 680.39-725.75
Tomato (1 lb) 1,285.18 TSh 907.19-1,814.37
Potato (1 lb) 984.44 TSh 544.31-1,270.06
Onion (1 lb) 1,285.18 TSh 907.19-1,814.37
Lettuce (1 head) 2,000.00 TSh 2,000.00-2,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,585.16 TSh 1,000.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19,000.00 TSh 18,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,250.00 TSh 1,800.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 TSh 2,400.00-6,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 TSh 3,500.00-5,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 250.00 TSh 200.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 18,000.00 TSh
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5,632.71 TSh 3,218.69-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8,764.49 TSh 8,577.74-9,084.99
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 11,000,000.00 TSh
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130,000.00 TSh 100,000.00-150,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 350.00 TSh 200.00-500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 125,000.00 TSh 75,000.00-200,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30,000.00 TSh
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,000.00 TSh
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat ?
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 500,000.00 TSh
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 30,000.00 TSh
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,000.00 TSh
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) ?
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 75,000.00 TSh
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 516,666.67 TSh 150,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 520,079.40 TSh 120,000.00-750,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,216,666.67 TSh 450,000.00-2,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500,000.00 TSh
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 503,420.94 TSh 181,686.63-1,114,827.20
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 208,821.82 TSh 138,936.84-278,706.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 375,000.00 TSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate ?

Prices in Zanzibar

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Last update: August 2019
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3 Comments so far

#Itumeleng on Oct 14, 2019 :
Hi guys,

When last was this price list updated?
#Marianne on May 27, 2017 :
How much must you earn per month to live comfortably in Zanzibar for 2 people?
#Margrit on Jul 18, 2016 :
Hi, we are living here, Some prices, kilo tomatoes, market 1500tzs, kilo beans 3000 tzs, bottle wine 12000 tzs, sigarettes, Portland , 2500 tzs.
Buy local, cheaper than in the supermarket. Elektricity à card, 50000 tzs is 178 kw.
Restaurant meals in al,prices, most betweter 10000 and 20000 tzs.
Beef on the market around 9000 tzs.

Wel good site and thank you