Canada vs Tanzania - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Tanzania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$743
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1931
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$377
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$773
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$220
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$89.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$228
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$1076
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.48
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
65.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
39
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
9.9%
🎓 Higher education
99
56
😀 Quality of life
82
45
🏙️ Population
37M
57.3M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 146% more expensive than in Tanzania ($743). Canada ranked 14th vs 111th for Tanzania in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.3 months in Tanzania. Ranked 7th and 111th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Tanzania

We calculate prices for Canada and Tanzania as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Canada Tanzania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$2.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$20.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$6.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$1.15
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$384
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$245
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$740
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$615
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$53.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$82.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$50.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
15.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$3324
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$4663
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$10.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$9.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$5.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$3.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$0.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$6.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$1.83
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$5.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$5.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$3.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$24.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$55.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$299
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$6527

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Tanzania

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

In Tanzania

City Cost of living Population
Dar es Salaam
$796
4.72M
Dodoma
$656
411K
Morogoro
$653
207K
Arusha
$591
416K
Mbeya
$624
292K
Tanga
$599
244K
Mwanza
$555
386K
Moshi
$675
145K
Zanzibar
$854
206K
Stone Town
$636
18K