Mtwara travel budget

Mtwara: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Mtwara

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 143* (301308 TZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 645* (1361696 TZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 1158* (2444344 TZS)

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


Cost of living in Mtwara compared to Tanzania in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Mtwara in 2020 is 37% 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 Mtwara in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Mtwara by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mtwara

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mtwara is 68% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.2/person
( $ 2.2)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.9/person
( $ 4.9)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
( $ 4.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
( $ 2.5)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
( $ 0.2)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Supermarket food budget in Mtwara

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mtwara is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
( $ 1)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
( $ 1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2.6 to $ 3)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.8/kg
( $ 6.8)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 9.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
( $ 3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.9/kg
( $ 4.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Mtwara

On average, the price of transport in Mtwara is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
( $ 1)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
( $ 1)

23% 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)
$ 1
( $ 1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Mtwara

On average, the cost of housing in Mtwara is 24% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 49/month
($ 49 to $ 49)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 490/month
( $ 490)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 490/month
( $ 490)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1469/month
( $ 1469)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1469/month
( $ 1469)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 63/month
($ 26 to $ 98)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Leisure activity budget in Mtwara

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mtwara is 29% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.3/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 9.8)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 9.8 to $ 21)

15% 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 Mtwara

On average, shopping budget in Mtwara is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 1.9)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 60
( $ 60)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
( $ 49)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 75
( $ 75)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 49
( $ 49)

54% 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 Mtwara

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

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

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