Cost of living in Mwanza, Tanzania

Summary of cost of living in Mwanza

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,081,474 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,032,804 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 Mwanza
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,834 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 14,559 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,492 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,321 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,341 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,320 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20,500 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,667 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,218 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,122 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,416 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 2,506 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,154 Shilling
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,562,440 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 822,500 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 164,626 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,200,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 500,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 350,000 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 80,000 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 800,000 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 250,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,861 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 42,500 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 50,000 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 66,852 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,000 Shilling
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,000,000 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,215 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 26,701 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) 10,000 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15,000 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,430 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,490 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,320 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 1,700 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14,845 Shilling
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23,080 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 13,500 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60,965 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11,000 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,112 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,798 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 250 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 74,694 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,500 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: October 21, 2021

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