April 2009 JCTR Basic Needs Basket (Lusaka)
BASIC NEEDS BACKET FOR DAR-ES-SALAAM REQUIRED PLEASE
Jli,In Zambia the BNB is compiled by an NGO,the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR), if you know of such an organization operating in Tanzania that might narrow the search. The National Bureau of Statistics has a current consumer price index that measures changes but not actual consumption, here: http://www.nbs.go.tz/CPI/CPI042009.htm . The last comprehensive government assessment of cost of living was the Household Budget survey of 2001 (also available from NBS if you want data that old), on the bright side they appear to do the survey once every ten years, so they are due for a new one soon. Some of the answers you are looking for on the subject through 2007 might be found in the Economic Survey, available in English or Swahili here: http://www.tanzania.go.tz/uchumicommon.html.
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