Cost of living in Kenya compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 17% | |||
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Food in Kenya is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Shilling628 (E£ 97) | E£ 130 | - 25% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Shilling570 (E£ 88) | E£ 74 | + 18% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Shilling364 (E£ 56) | E£ 45 | + 25% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Shilling104 (E£ 16) | E£ 16 | + 1% | |
12 eggs, large | Shilling181 (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 38% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Shilling104 (E£ 16) | E£ 8 | + 90% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Shilling723 (E£ 111) | E£ 45 | + 148% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Shilling276 (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 77% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Shilling125 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | + 138% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Shilling178 (E£ 27) | E£ 26 | + 4% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Shilling1,350 (E£ 208) | E£ 178 | + 17% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Shilling174 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 98% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Shilling46 (E£ 7) | E£ 7 | - 1% | |
Housing | + 81% | |||
Housing in Kenya is 81% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Shilling130,226 (E£ 20,023) | E£ 9,486 | + 111% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Shilling58,858 (E£ 9,050) | E£ 4,809 | + 88% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Shilling6,516 (E£ 1,002) | E£ 753 | + 33% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Shilling67,161 (E£ 10,326) | E£ 5,907 | + 75% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Shilling38,958 (E£ 5,990) | E£ 3,261 | + 84% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Shilling3,346 (E£ 515) | E£ 655 | - 21% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Shilling3,282 (E£ 505) | E£ 186 | + 172% | |
40” flat screen tv | Shilling36,756 (E£ 5,651) | E£ 4,975 | + 14% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Shilling9,980 (E£ 1,535) | E£ 2,048 | - 25% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Shilling535 (E£ 82) | E£ 90 | - 8% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Shilling500 (E£ 77) | E£ 45 | + 71% | |
Clothes | - 54% | |||
Clothes in Kenya is 54% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Shilling2,030 (E£ 312) | E£ 869 | - 64% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Shilling2,776 (E£ 427) | E£ 889 | - 52% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Shilling5,165 (E£ 794) | E£ 2,104 | - 62% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Shilling5,358 (E£ 824) | E£ 1,441 | - 43% | |
Transportation | + 20% | |||
Transportation in Kenya is 20% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Shilling1,638,780 (E£ 251,975) | E£ 409,238 | - 38% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Shilling107 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 119% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Shilling3,868 (E£ 595) | E£ 339 | + 75% | |
Personal Care | + 19% | |||
Personal Care in Kenya is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Shilling226 (E£ 35) | E£ 44 | - 21% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Shilling806 (E£ 124) | E£ 69 | + 81% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Shilling2,033 (E£ 313) | E£ 261 | + 20% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Shilling277 (E£ 43) | E£ 102 | - 58% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Shilling388 (E£ 60) | E£ 43 | + 40% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Shilling329 (E£ 51) | E£ 42 | + 20% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Shilling165 (E£ 25) | E£ 24 | + 4% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Shilling166 (E£ 25) | E£ 23 | + 13% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Shilling767 (E£ 118) | E£ 67 | + 75% | |
Entertainment | - 9% | |||
Entertainment in Kenya is 9% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Shilling2,642 (E£ 406) | E£ 468 | - 13% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Shilling1,313 (E£ 202) | E£ 169 | + 19% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Shilling2,000 (E£ 308) | E£ 1,334 | - 77% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Shilling3,703 (E£ 569) | E£ 571 | - 0% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Shilling432 (E£ 66) | E£ 78 | - 15% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Shilling321 (E£ 49) | E£ 38 | + 31% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Shilling236 (E£ 36) | E£ 48 | - 24% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Shilling46,243 (E£ 7,110) | E£ 8,858 | - 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Shilling3.26 (E£ 0.50) | E£ 1.44 | - 65% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Shilling5,423 (E£ 834) | E£ 536 | + 56% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Shilling292 (E£ 45) | E£ 40 | + 11% | |
TOTAL | + 18% |
These prices were last updated on February 21, 2020.
Exchange rate:
0.15376
EGP
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 2,366 prices entered by 242 different people.
Cost of living in Kenya is 18% more expensive than in Egypt
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