Travel budget in Tanzania

Tanzania: calculate your travel budget

Tanzania: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Tanzania for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 0.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 702* (1807554 TZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1778* (4581094 TZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 123 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 3003* (7737884 TZS)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Tanzania in 2024

Cost of living: Tanzania VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Tanzania in 2024 is 54% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Tanzania by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Tanzania compared to the national average.

Cities /Tanzania View Details
Dodoma 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dodoma
Moshi 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Moshi
Arusha 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arusha
Dar Es Salaam 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dar Es Salaam
Bagamoyo 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bagamoyo
Morogoro 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Morogoro

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Local prices in Tanzania by expense type

Tanzania: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tanzania costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.1/person
($ 1.2 to $ 5.7)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.4 to $ 20)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.5/person
($ 5.7 to $ 9.4)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.3/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Tanzania: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tanzania costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 25 to $ 194)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 62/night
($ 23 to $ 215)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 25 to $ 450)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 64 to $ 378)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 289
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 203/night
($ 88 to $ 468)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 498
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 19 to $ 182)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 156/month
($ 39 to $ 586)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 139/month
($ 37 to $ 444)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 74/month
($ 23 to $ 298)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 221
Family room
Family room
$ 220/month
($ 68 to $ 710)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Tanzania: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tanzania costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.9)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 6.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.3 to $ 1.4)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.3 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Tanzania: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Tanzania costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.5
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 62/24hrs
($ 45 to $ 90)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 31

Tanzania: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tanzania costs 69% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.6/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 5.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.5/hr
($ 3.8 to $ 7.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Tanzania: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Tanzania costs 70% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 12
($ 7.5 to $ 16)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 23
($ 9.4 to $ 36)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Zanzibar
London → Zanzibar
London → Zanzibar
$ 766
(fair price: $ 664)
Manchester → Zanzibar
Manchester → Zanzibar
Manchester → Zanzibar
$ 871
(fair price: $ 753)
London → Dar Es Salaam
London → Dar Es Salaam
London → Dar Es Salaam
$ 688
(fair price: $ 608)
Dublin → Zanzibar
Dublin → Zanzibar
Dublin → Zanzibar
$ 854
(fair price: $ 732)
Manchester → Dar Es Salaam
Manchester → Dar Es Salaam
Manchester → Dar Es Salaam
$ 750
(fair price: $ 622)
New York City → Zanzibar
New York City → Zanzibar
New York City → Zanzibar
$ 1117
(fair price: $ 951)

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About the information on the cost of living in Tanzania

The information about the cost of living in Tanzania shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Tanzania updated on 11-04-2024.

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