Dar es Salaam

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
155/265
Details
Large apartment$1449.73
Medium apartment$1023.41
Rent index [score]0.69
Small apartment$597.10

Cost of Living

7
82/263
Details
5km taxi ride$6.90
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.00
Bread$0.61
Inflation [score]0.69
Lunch$4.20
Monthly fitness club membership$89.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$4.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$35.37

Startups

3
224/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co11
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups3
Meetups members738
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months9
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startup events3
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.20
Startups [score]0.36
Total number of startups18

Venture Capital

2
186/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.24

Travel Connectivity

1
217/265
Details
Airport hub25
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
104/261
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Tanzania/Dar_es_Salaam
Traffic handling [score]0.78

Business Freedom

3
251/263
Details
Business freedom47.50
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption31.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.18
Lack of labor restrictions62.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.50
Time to open a business26.00
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

6
201/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.55

Healthcare

4
261/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.61
Healthcare quality [score]0.34
Life expectancy (years)61.83
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
254/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.37
Cleanliness [score]0.21
Drinking water quality [score]0.10
Urban greenery [score]0.14

Economy

5
117/262
Details
Currency for urban areaTZS
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$2666.71
GDP per capita [score]0.10

Taxation

5
141/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.38
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes195
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

1
260/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.26
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.14
Upload speed (Mbps)3.53

Leisure & Culture

2
257/264
Details
Art galleries10
Art galleries [score]0.21
Cinemas19
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues21
Concerts [score]0.19
Historical sites2
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums4
Museums [score]0.34
Performing art venues13
Performing arts [score]0.31
Sport venues5
Sports [score]0.16
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

3
258/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index24.84
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.22
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.34

Outdoors

4
163/265
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)20.00
Water access [score]0.86
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Dar es Salaam are in the 82nd place of all 263 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$822$1,225
$1023
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$89
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$110
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$4
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Dar es Salaam are below average. For this job type, Dar es Salaam ranks 174th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Dar es Salaam.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$32,207
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

1.40
Guns per 100 people
33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

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People in Dar es Salaam

Population of Dar es Salaam

2,698,652
4,165 /km²
21/264
Density (people per unit of area)
34%
Growth in 2015-2020
Dar es Salaam

Demographics of Tanzania

Median age
18
Elderly people
3%
Life expectancy at birth
62
GDP per capita (in USD)
$2,667
261/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
Swahili

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33.33%
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LGBT rights in Dar es Salaam

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam (Haven of Peace in Arabic) was founded in 1862 by Sultan Seyyid Majid of Zanzibar on the site of the village of Mzizima. Mzizima's history dates back to the time when the Barawa people started to settle and cultivate the area around Mbwa Maji, Magogoni, Mjimwema, Gezaulole, and Kibonde Maji Mbagara.

Present day Dar es Salaam's origins have been influenced by a myriad of Sultans, the Germans, and the British. The city started as a fishing village in the mid 19th century, is now Tanzania's largest city, and has become one of East Africa’s most important ports and trading centres.

With its great atmosphere, mix of African, Muslim, and South Asian influences, picturesque harbour, beaches, chaotic markets, and historical buildings, it is well worth extending your stay beyond the time between flights.

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