Cost of living in Dodoma, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Dodoma

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,036,421 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,100,519 Shilling
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Dodoma
Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district -
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,430 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10,636 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,767 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,735 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,836 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14,121 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,041 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,530 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,604 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,597 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 3,712 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,163 Shilling
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 551,585 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 400,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 156,372 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 300,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 250,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 150,000 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 30,000 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,000,000 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 500,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,184 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 45,000 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 67,006 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 60,000 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 120,000 Shilling
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 12,848,300 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,229 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 22,064 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,000 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,000 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,500 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,167 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,000 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,000 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 2,283 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,000 Shilling
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,130 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 19,800 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42,994 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60,222 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,166 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,000 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,807 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 450,000 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 63 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 23,503 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,783 Shilling
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 02, 2019

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