Cost of Living Comparison

LSL
COMPARED TO
TZS

Lesotho is 61.1% cheaper than Tanzania.

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Lesotho, you would:
local_dining

pay 14.1% more for restaurants

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.26
LSL43.17
$2.93
TZS6,547
-9.9%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.26
LSL43.19
$5.49
TZS12,246
+68.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.06
LSL14.09
$0.50
TZS1,124
-52.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.51
LSL6.82
$0.31
TZS683
-40.5%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 44.2% more for groceries

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.72
LSL9.54
$0.51
TZS1,146
-28.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.06
LSL27.26
$4.37
TZS9,740
+112.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.46
LSL45.87
$4.21
TZS9,386
+21.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.60
LSL21.27
$2.39
TZS5,331
+48.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.34
LSL17.73
$2.91
TZS6,493
+117.6%
Apples (1 lb) $0.74
LSL9.76
$1.22
TZS2,728
+66.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.63
LSL8.38
$0.47
TZS1,049
-25.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.47
LSL6.18
$0.63
TZS1,399
+34.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.60
LSL7.97
$0.47
TZS1,054
-21.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.54
LSL7.14
$0.33
TZS746
-37.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.41
LSL5.50
$0.44
TZS990
+7.0%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 2.1 times more for transportation

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.01
LSL39.96
$3.72
TZS8,308
+23.5%
Monthly public transit pass $10.97
LSL145.40
$11.52
TZS25,705
+5.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $7,370.81
LSL97,692.55
$15,217.22
TZS33,949,611
+106.5%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $4.01
LSL53.16
$12.93
TZS28,857
+222.5%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of transportation
home

pay 46.1% more for housing

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$40.28
LSL533.90
$62.50
TZS139,436
+55.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $323.97
LSL4,293.93
$281.41
TZS627,828
-13.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $58.97
LSL781.54
$231.06
TZS515,488
+291.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$15.73
LSL208.48
$66.41
TZS148,150
+322.2%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 6.1 times more for childcare

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $98.28
LSL1,302.57
$371.98
TZS829,884
+278.5%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,199.90
LSL15,903.44
$7,548.40
TZS16,840,482
+529.1%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 23.3% more for entertainment and sports

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.03
LSL13.63
$1.36
TZS3,031
+32.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.26
LSL16.66
$1.90
TZS4,238
+51.1%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.06
LSL27.26
$1.37
TZS3,068
-33.2%
Monthly membership at local gym $34.28
LSL454.38
$42.59
TZS95,029
+24.2%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $3.43
LSL45.44
$4.64
TZS10,347
+35.3%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 3.2% less for clothing

  Lesotho help_outline Tanzania help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$36.80
LSL487.71
$26.38
TZS58,846
-28.3%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$24.00
LSL318.07
$20.30
TZS45,299
-15.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$55.54
LSL736.10
$60.87
TZS135,798
+9.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $48.00
LSL636.14
$51.59
TZS115,105
+7.5%

Lesotho vs. Tanzania - Cost of clothing
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