Cost of Living in Arusha

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$520
$1552
🛋️ Without rent
$346
$1093
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$174
$459
🍽️ Food
$234
$622
🚐 Transport
$51.2
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$187
😀 Quality of life
27
🏙️ Population
416K

The average cost of living in Arusha is $520, which is in the top 12% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8142nd out of 9294 in our global list and 10th out of 10 in Tanzania.

The median after-tax salary is $187, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 8759th (TOP 94%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Tanzania. With an estimated population of 416K, Arusha is the 2nd largest city in Tanzania.

Why living in Arusha costs 2.8 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Arusha for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Arusha Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 16.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 6227 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
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Prices in Arusha

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.07
 Cappuccino
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$137
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$64.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$375
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$341
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
20.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2550
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2251
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.32
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$32.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10003

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