Dar es Salaam

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
157/263
Details
Large apartment$1442.76
Medium apartment$1031.66
Rent index [score]0.68
Small apartment$620.56

Cost of Living

7
85/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.50
A Cappuccino$1.90
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.35
Inflation [score]0.67
Lunch$5.10
Monthly fitness club membership$87.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$4.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$37.59

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]0.11
Meetups groups4
Meetups members748
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months7
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startup events2
Startups [score]0.36
Total number of startups16

Venture Capital

3
156/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.25

Travel Connectivity

1
215/260
Details
Airport hub24
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
103/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Tanzania/Dar_es_Salaam
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

3
247/259
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
192/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.22
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
257/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.63
Healthcare quality [score]0.33
Life expectancy (years)61.83
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
251/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.24
Drinking water quality [score]0.15
Urban greenery [score]0.14

Economy

5
113/258
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
141/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes195
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

1
258/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.77
Internet access (download) [score]0.11
Internet access (upload) [score]0.15
Upload speed (Mbps)3.62

Leisure & Culture

1
261/263
Details
Art galleries10
Art galleries [score]0.19
Cinemas19
Cinemas [score]0.21
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues21
Concerts [score]0.11
Historical sites2
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums4
Museums [score]0.15
Performing art venues13
Performing arts [score]0.20
Sport venues5
Sports [score]0.14
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

5
213/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index24.38
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.23
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite 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]0.77

Outdoors

4
168/260
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 85th place of all 261 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)

$853$1,211
$1032
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$87
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$110
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$5
-45%
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 264 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

The overall crime rate puts Dar es Salaam in position 250 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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