Cost of Living Comparison

TZS
COMPARED TO
USD

Tanzania is 42.7% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in United States instead of Tanzania, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.6 times more for restaurants

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.93
TZS6,547
$13.54 +361.4%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.49
TZS12,246
$7.28 +32.7%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.50
TZS1,124
$1.78 +254.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.31
TZS683
$1.43 +367.7%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 71.1% more for groceries

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.51
TZS1,146
$2.58 +402.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.37
TZS9,740
$5.28 +21.0%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.21
TZS9,386
$3.15 -25.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.39
TZS5,331
$2.29 -4.1%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.91
TZS6,493
$3.89 +33.5%
Apples (1 lb) $1.22
TZS2,728
$2.01 +64.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.47
TZS1,049
$0.70 +48.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.63
TZS1,399
$1.86 +197.1%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.47
TZS1,054
$1.82 +285.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.33
TZS746
$1.16 +247.4%
Onions (1 lb) $0.44
TZS990
$1.17 +163.7%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 42.6% more for transportation

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.72
TZS8,308
$2.74 -26.4%
Monthly public transit pass $11.52
TZS25,705
$58.82 +410.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $15,217.22
TZS33,949,611
$21,664.66 +42.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $12.93
TZS28,857
$17.34 +34.1%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of transportation
home

pay 3.6 times more for housing

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$62.50
TZS139,436
$63.66 +1.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $281.41
TZS627,828
$1,140.46 +305.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $231.06
TZS515,488
$963.54 +317.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$66.41
TZS148,150
$120.78 +81.9%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 2.2 times more for childcare

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $371.98
TZS829,884
$827.50 +122.5%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,548.40
TZS16,840,482
$16,711.80 +121.4%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 23.7% more for entertainment and sports

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.36
TZS3,031
$4.35 +219.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.90
TZS4,238
$3.99 +109.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.37
TZS3,068
$7.34 +434.2%
Monthly membership at local gym $42.59
TZS95,029
$37.07 -13.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $4.64
TZS10,347
$11.39 +145.7%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 52.8% more for clothing

  Tanzania help_outline United States help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$26.38
TZS58,846
$42.23 +60.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$20.30
TZS45,299
$34.48 +69.8%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$60.87
TZS135,798
$73.53 +20.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $51.59
TZS115,105
$92.94 +80.1%

Tanzania vs. United States - Cost of clothing
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