Arusha travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Arusha

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 532* (1122562 TZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1917* (4046224 TZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 155 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3622* (7647374 TZS)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Arusha compared to Tanzania in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Arusha in 2020 is 39% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Arusha in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Arusha by expense type

Restaurant budget in Arusha

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Arusha is 66% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.9/person
($ 2.4 to $ 3.8)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 8.4 to $ 15)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.8 to $ 5.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Arusha

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Arusha is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 38 to $ 57)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 23 to $ 159)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 36 to $ 210)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 212/night
($ 98 to $ 369)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 232/night
($ 218 to $ 248)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 32/month
($ 17 to $ 48)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 104/month
($ 53 to $ 206)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 179/month
($ 81 to $ 308)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 67/month
($ 24 to $ 153)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 251/month
($ 98 to $ 481)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Arusha

On average, the price of supermarket food in Arusha is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 2.9)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 2.9)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.9/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 17)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 14)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.8)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.4)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 12)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Arusha

On average, the price of transport in Arusha is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 75/24hrs
($ 32 to $ 175)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Arusha

On average, the cost of housing in Arusha is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 45/month
($ 38 to $ 73)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 73/month
( $ 73)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 153/month
($ 145 to $ 169)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 97/month
($ 73 to $ 121)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 404/month
($ 336 to $ 444)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 385/month
($ 193 to $ 666)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 49 to $ 59)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8895/yr
($ 6715 to $ 11077)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Leisure activity budget in Arusha

On average, budget for leisure activities in Arusha is 63% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.8/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 4.8)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.5/hr
($ 4.8 to $ 9.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Arusha

On average, shopping budget in Arusha is 7% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 35 to $ 59)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 73
( $ 73)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 73 to $ 97)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 83
($ 78 to $ 88)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

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About this information on the cost of living in Arusha

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

The information about the cost of living in Arusha was updated on 06-04-2020.

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