Tambohorano is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are wheat, coconuts, cassava and barley. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.