Mwanza travel budget

Mwanza: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Mwanza

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 155* (323960 TZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 4.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 746* (1563590 TZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1409* (2955190 TZS)

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


Cost of living in Mwanza compared to Tanzania in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Mwanza in 2020 is 62% 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 Mwanza in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Mwanza by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mwanza

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mwanza is 68% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.4/person
($ 2.4 to $ 2.4)

85% 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
($ 10.5 to $ 14)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.6 to $ 7)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.2/can
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Supermarket food budget in Mwanza

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mwanza is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.2)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.3/kg
( $ 9.3)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 5.6)

43% less 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 $ 4.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 4.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mwanza

On average, the price of transport in Mwanza is 45% 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): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 10.2/month
( $ 10.2)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

29% 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)
$ 1.9
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Budget for living and housing in Mwanza

On average, the cost of housing in Mwanza is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 141/month
( $ 141)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
( $ 0.1)

27% less 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)
$ 323/month
( $ 323)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1426
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 216/month
( $ 216)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1139
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 646/month
( $ 646)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2297
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 538/month
( $ 538)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1808
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
( $ 41)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 235/month
( $ 235)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 995

Leisure activity budget in Mwanza

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mwanza is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.7/ticket
( $ 4.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mwanza

On average, shopping budget in Mwanza is 88% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1/pack
( $ 1)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2

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About this information on the cost of living in Mwanza

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

The information about the cost of living in Mwanza was updated on 13-02-2020.

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