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ABOUT RELOCATING TO TANZANIA FROMINDIA

HELLO,
           IAM FROM INDIA ,IAM WORKING IN AN WELL POPULAR COMPANY IN INDIA (KERALA).IAM AN MBA GRADUATE.I HAVE RECEIVED AN JOB OFFER FROM TANZANIA.THE OFFSHORE SALARY THEY ARE OFFERING IS 1000$(RS 45000)WHICH IS TAX FREE SO IT WILL BE OUR SAVINGS & 4,00,000 Tanzania Shillings($248, ie.RS 11,000) FOR LIVINING EXPENCE IN TANZANIA.THEY WILL PROVIDE FURNISHED ACCOMADATION , LOCAL COVEYANCES,MEDICAL, & AIR EXPENCES TO NATIVE .CURRENTLY IAM EARNING $555(RS 25,000)/MONTH IN INDIA.IWOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS IT GOOD FOR ME TO RELOCATE TO TANZIANIA & COST OF LIVING IN TANZANIA

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Harmonie.:)

Hi to all my DESI bro / sis,

The salary as mentioned of USD 1000 savings is any time better with what you get today in India. Apart from salary, lot of things counts i.e.

1. Weather (Dar is hot and humid while Arusha, Moshi, Makambako, Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya are very cold in winter)

2. Food - You get all types of veg and non-veg food in Dar, Arusha and Mwanza but little difficult for veggies like me in other cities. You get all types of masalas and spices of Indian origin and thanks to many importers for helping us but with a price tag.

3. Crime - When the word comes as "Africa" we Indians believe the whole continent is dangerous.. Its true upto certain level. But Tanzania (TZ) is totally opposite. Crime is a bit high in Dar and Arusha. Just name one city of India where there is no crime. People are very nice, polite and supportive. Its upto us. YOU GIVE RESPECT YOU GET RESPECT. I stayed in Kenya and South Africa and I say TZ is 100 times better to live peacefully.

I stayed 7 years and only once my mobile was snatched and that too due to my mistake.

4. Religious and Social life - Here Indians move in their own community. Temples, mosques and churches are plenty. Most of the temples are in and around KISUTU street. Many bachelors enjoy saturday and sunday in disco clubs, casinos, etc.. Sex and liquor is easily available here, so be careful and remember you have your family in INDIA. AIDS is on higher side here. Many family get together and enjoy at beaches.

5. Investment - As per the financial leaders statement, Africa will lead in trade after 2025 so start preparing today. Indians are into import and manufacturing business. Lately many Indian companies have lined up into agricultural biz. Our AIRTEL has its presence here with TATA, MAHINDRA, etc.

6. Education - Definetly not like India. We have Indian school in Dar and Arusha and also plenty International schools. International schools are costly ranging above USD 6000/-. So many opt for primary schooling here and than transfer their kids to India for secondary and later. Getting visa to USA or UK for education is easier than India.

7. Citizenship - You get citizenship of TZ after completion of 10 years working / staying legally. Now its hard and waitlist is of 5 years.

8. Safari - You need 1 month to tour TZ which boast highest mountain in Afica, KILIMANJARO. Also the great safari called SERENGETI and famous Ngorongoro crater. Zanzibar tour of 2 / 3 days is worth visiting.

Overall, I think if you get a good salary like 1000 usd as savings, you must come here.

Any other questions regarding TZ? Please post, I will reply as I catch up with free time.

Nevada Golden Coin is a big contruction company of Indian muslim in DAR. They have build many residencial skycrapers and are into many business. If I am not wrong they have build 17 floor residencial apartment SWISS TOWER in Upanga, DAR.

Many expats are working in this group.

Hi and welcome on board india2africa!

Thanks for this helpful contribution ;)

Regards
Armand

Coversion rate Re 1 = Tsh. 35

Internet 1/2 hour - 500
cable TV (WIN cable) - 20,000 connection, 50,000 for 4 months rent and have to buy 50,000 one time decorder
Gas 45,000 per bottle
Newspaper - 700
Mineral water 1 ltr - 750
Taxi (minimum town trip) - 3000

We have chappan bog, tasty bite, Purnima, Retreate, Khana khazana, Pizza n spice, Alcove, Anghiti, etc.. restaurants but working singles buy tiffin for 5000 per single tiffin which consists of 5 chapatis, 2 veggs, rice, dal etc..

Kenya is costlier than DAR may be by 20 %

Hope this helps you.

Hi I am moving to Dar Es Salaam for 3 years... i have been offered a job in Advent Construction Ltd.......Could anyone advice me on how much salary is enough for 2 people to  survive and save like $1000.....how is it to get family in Dar Es Salaam......safety and security wise........I am coming from India.......How is communication in terms of internet and mobile connection....How is food and living wise.....Could anyone advice me on this.....

Hi 300caterpillar,

Advent Construction Ltd is a good and reputed company of TZ. They have started from scrach and reached success like HIMALAYAN mountain with hard work and honesty. The directors are Marathi people and the chairman is brother of actor LAXMAN who acted in Ramanand sagar's RAMAYAN.

You will require USD 500 to 600 extra for expense for 2 plus your savings USD 1000.

Crime is less here in comparision with other African countries. I think its safe with certain measures should be taken like not roaming at night alone, never count money in public, don't show-off, etc.

Internet is ok with our AIRTEL one of the the big player. They charge Tsh. 2,500/- for 400 MB.

You get all types of food here.

There is no such type of OVERTIME for expats here in any company in TZ.

WELCOME TO TANZANIA, YOU WILL NEVER REGRET.

Hi Folks: I am looking for a cable digital box, if you have one extra, please contact me. Thanks. Ukay

Hello Ukay, can you please post an advert in the Tanzania classifieds? :)

Thank you,
Aurélie

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How is Zanzibar. Cost of Living wise. Indian gentry wise and food availability wise.

Zanzibar is a beautiful coastal place with one and half hour from Dar Es Salaam through speed boats.
Cost of living is same like Dar Es Salaam (Dar) and certain things are very costly which are normally used in Hotels.
Less Indians living in Zanzibar with comparison with Main land Tanzania and are working as Managers in Hotels. No choice in gentry wise.
There are 3 or 4 good Indian restaurants available. You can get anything from Dar and nowadays you get ready made food packets from India.
In short, good quite place to work but not encouraging for Indian family wise.

If well furnished house, medi Insurance, three return ticket once a year, car with driver  500000 TZs and 3500 $ in India is a package  for company having Aluminium Factory, , Petroleum & Gas , Hospitality, Health care, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Production,  Marine  Merchandise as GCFO  should I accept the job. And how is Migombani area in Zanzibar.

reachgirishbpl :

If well furnished house, medi Insurance, three return ticket once a year, car with driver  500000 TZs and 3500 $ in India is a package  for company having Aluminium Factory, , Petroleum & Gas , Hospitality, Health care, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Production,  Marine  Merchandise as GCFO  should I accept the job. And how is Migombani area in Zanzibar.

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Hi
Any feedback on this company pls,  exploring job opportunities here
INSIGNIA LIMITED.
appreciate your help.

Hi, I currently work in India and looking for an career option in Tanzania. Can someone help.

Hi all,

Little intro about me....

Myself Arshed and am from India, just got an job offer from a Dubai based company to work in Arosha as electrical engineer. As per them Initially they will provide visit visa and later they will arrange for work permit, if possible put some light upon this

If once we landed there is it easy to change job.

Please comment your valuable advices

what is the cost  expenses that is needed   for a month expence as a family of four witnhout schooling
Is estim construction a reputed employer

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