Cost of living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Dar es Salaam

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,889,424 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,308,734 Shilling
  • Cost of living in Dar es Salaam is cheaper than in 55% of cities in Africa (6 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Dar es Salaam is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (178 out of 238)

List of prices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10,656 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 13,562 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,670 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,830 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,048 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,408 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,883 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,915 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,764 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,271 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,260 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 3,198 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,067 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,817,770 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,032,650 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 268,852 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,571,060 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 897,620 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 154,738 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 81,315 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,045,550 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 315,489 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17,482 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,316 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 87,676 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 77,627 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 77,501 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 121,788 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 31,572,600 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,288 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 41,151 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27,136 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12,058 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24,289 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 46,126 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7,266 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,666 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,351 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,979 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 2,898 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,157 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,906 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 22,361 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 47,591 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 68,156 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12,433 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,860 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,818 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,076,000 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 329 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 176,573 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,040 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 97 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Dar es Salaam position in our World Ranking

the world
178th
out of 238
africa
6th
out of 11

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dar es Salaam compared to other cities:

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