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Cost of Living in Dodoma

Cost of Living in Dodoma

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Cost of living and prices in Dodoma, prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. Updated 2020

Dodoma (literally “It has sunk” in Gogo), officially Dodoma City, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956.

Cost of living in Dodoma, seems expensive according to the average monthly salary. For more insights check the list of average prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and other important  categories/items.

MARKET ITEMS PRICE ESTIME      PRICE RANGE
Milk (regular), (1 liter)  2,964.28 TSh 1,400.006,000.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1,377.78 TSh 1,000.003,000.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2,315.79 TSh 1,800.004,000.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,852.94 TSh 3,200.007,200.00
Local Cheese (1kg)   22,375.00 TSh 10,000.0075,000.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 10,730.77 TSh 6,500.0025,000.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)   9,071.43 TSh 6,000.0025,000.00
Apples (1kg) 6,323.08 TSh 3,000.0010,000.00
Banana (1kg) 2,053.85 TSh 1,000.003,000.00
Oranges (1kg) 2,291.67 TSh 700.006,000.00
Tomato (1kg) 2,375.00 TSh 1,000.004,500.00
Potato (1kg) 1,526.89 TSh 1,000.003,000.00
Onion (1kg) 2,581.25 TSh 1,000.004,000.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1,427.27 TSh 500.002,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,077.78 TSh 700.002,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00TSh 10,000.0025,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,191.67 TSh 1,500.003,500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3,920.00 TSh 2,500.006,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,600. TSh 2,500.004,500.00
RESTAURANTS PRICE ESTIMATE PRICE RANGE
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 TSh 3,000.0015,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57,500.00 TSh 40,000.00100,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13,500.00 TSh 11,000.0020,927.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2,500.00 TSh 1,500.005,000.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4,600.00 TSh 3,000.008,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,482.14 TSh 2,321.397,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,436.37 TSh 600.003,000.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 813.31 TSh 500.002,000.00
TRANSPORTATION PRICE ESTIMATE PRICE RANGE 
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 TSh 400.001,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15,000.00 TSh 10,000.0018,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 TSh 3,000.0010,000.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 TSh 2,000.005,000.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,500.00 TSh 5,000.0015,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2,268.21 TSh 2,070.002,400.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW  (Equivalent New Car) 45,000,000.00 TSh 40,000,000.0050,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW   (Equivalent New Car) 15,530,560.00 TSh 10,000,000.0023,213,920.00
UTILITIES (MONTHLY) PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) 157,091.84 TSh 85,000.00250,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local 294.17 TSh 100.00400.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL 142,472.25 TSh 100,000.00250,000.00
SPORTS AND LEISURE PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 130,833.33 TSh 90,000.00200,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28,491.98 TSh 10,000.0050,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 TSh 10,000.0015,000.00
CHILD CARE PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Monthly for 1 1,040,839.30 TSh 348,208.802,321,392.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,256,005.33 TSh 6,964,176.0023,213,920.00
CLOTHING AND SHOE PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52,916.67 TSh 30,000.0080,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 75,000.00 TSh 30,000.00150,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132,500.00 TSh 70,000.00300,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122,692.31 TSh 70,000.00180,000.00
RENT PER MONTH PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 666,901.40 TSh 350,000.001,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 657,110.46 TSh 250,000.001,392,835.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,752,185.26 TSh 928,556.803,482,088.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500,642.27 TSh 890,000.002,500,000.00
BUY APPARTMENT PRICE ESTIMATE  PRICE RANGE
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City! 4,573,643.80 TSh 1,973,183.2012,000,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside city 2,102,968.27 TSh 1,508,904.803,000,000.00
SALARIES AND FINANCING PRICE ESTIMATE  
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 531,940.38 TSh  
   

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