- Cost of Living
- Kenya
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Kenya**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 43% | |||
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Food in Kenya is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Shilling626 (E£ 110) | E£ 139 | - 21% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Shilling589 (E£ 104) | E£ 68 | + 52% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Shilling417 (E£ 73) | E£ 39 | + 91% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Shilling97 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 18% | |

12 eggs, large | Shilling173 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 42% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Shilling116 (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 102% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Shilling712 (E£ 125) | E£ 31 | + 298% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Shilling237 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 69% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Shilling87 (E£ 15) | E£ 7 | + 113% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Shilling176 (E£ 31) | E£ 22 | + 41% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Shilling1,396 (E£ 246) | E£ 150 | + 64% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Shilling156 (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 119% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Shilling56 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.69 | + 74% | |

Housing | + 146% | |||

Housing in Kenya is 146% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Shilling144,500 (E£ 25,417) | E£ 8,598 | + 196% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Shilling80,427 (E£ 14,147) | E£ 5,254 | + 169% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Shilling6,563 (E£ 1,154) | E£ 880 | + 31% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Shilling87,058 (E£ 15,313) | E£ 5,801 | + 164% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Shilling40,792 (E£ 7,175) | E£ 3,965 | + 81% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Shilling5,595 (E£ 984) | E£ 619 | + 59% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Shilling3,392 (E£ 597) | E£ 234 | + 155% | |

40” flat screen TV | Shilling39,829 (E£ 7,006) | E£ 5,850 | + 20% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Shilling11,341 (E£ 1,995) | E£ 2,926 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Shilling620 (E£ 109) | E£ 97 | + 13% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Shilling2,483 (E£ 437) | E£ 91 | + 378% | |

Clothes | - 22% | |||

Clothes in Kenya is 22% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Shilling3,318 (E£ 584) | E£ 902 | - 35% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Shilling3,892 (E£ 685) | E£ 808 | - 15% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Shilling6,001 (E£ 1,055) | E£ 1,787 | - 41% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Shilling4,965 (E£ 873) | E£ 947 | - 8% | |

Transportation | + 19% | |||

Transportation in Kenya is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Shilling1,277,080 (E£ 224,635) | E£ 438,533 | - 49% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Shilling109 (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 213% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Shilling4,493 (E£ 790) | E£ 491 | + 61% | |

Personal Care | + 43% | |||

Personal Care in Kenya is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Shilling279 (E£ 49) | E£ 37 | + 31% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Shilling1,153 (E£ 203) | E£ 74 | + 175% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Shilling3,465 (E£ 610) | E£ 287 | + 113% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Shilling388 (E£ 68) | E£ 60 | + 14% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Shilling298 (E£ 52) | E£ 50 | + 4% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Shilling462 (E£ 81) | E£ 49 | + 65% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Shilling121 (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 19% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Shilling148 (E£ 26) | E£ 21 | + 22% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Shilling904 (E£ 159) | E£ 72 | + 122% | |

Entertainment | + 20% | |||

Entertainment in Kenya is 20% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Shilling2,402 (E£ 423) | E£ 322 | + 31% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Shilling1,286 (E£ 226) | E£ 133 | + 70% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Shilling2,201 (E£ 387) | E£ 797 | - 51% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Shilling4,341 (E£ 764) | E£ 528 | + 45% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Shilling624 (E£ 110) | E£ 95 | + 16% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Shilling312 (E£ 55) | E£ 40 | + 38% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Shilling228 (E£ 40) | E£ 40 | + 1% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Shilling78,248 (E£ 13,764) | E£ 10,146 | + 36% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Shilling4.00 (E£ 0.70) | E£ 3.42 | - 79% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Shilling8,373 (E£ 1,473) | E£ 735 | + 100% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Shilling242 (E£ 43) | E£ 37 | + 15% | |

TOTAL | + 47% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.17590
EGP
/
KES

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#
Cost of living in
**Kenya**
is
**47% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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