- Cost of Living
- Kenya
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 32% | |||
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Food in Kenya is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Shilling533 (E£ 93) | E£ 146 | - 36% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Shilling555 (E£ 97) | E£ 70 | + 39% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Shilling433 (E£ 76) | E£ 39 | + 96% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Shilling96 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 16% | |

12 eggs, large | Shilling169 (E£ 29) | E£ 22 | + 35% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Shilling113 (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 85% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Shilling735 (E£ 128) | E£ 33 | + 293% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Shilling226 (E£ 39) | E£ 26 | + 54% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Shilling93 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 135% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Shilling177 (E£ 31) | E£ 22 | + 39% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Shilling1,274 (E£ 222) | E£ 152 | + 46% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Shilling155 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 115% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Shilling56 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.73 | + 71% | |

Housing | + 108% | |||

Housing in Kenya is 108% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Shilling138,637 (E£ 24,180) | E£ 8,335 | + 190% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Shilling79,724 (E£ 13,905) | E£ 5,159 | + 170% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Shilling7,218 (E£ 1,259) | E£ 908 | + 39% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Shilling74,793 (E£ 13,045) | E£ 6,098 | + 114% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Shilling41,971 (E£ 7,320) | E£ 3,794 | + 93% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Shilling5,595 (E£ 976) | E£ 610 | + 60% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Shilling3,308 (E£ 577) | E£ 251 | + 130% | |

40” flat screen TV | Shilling38,875 (E£ 6,780) | E£ 6,021 | + 13% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Shilling10,674 (E£ 1,862) | E£ 3,030 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Shilling620 (E£ 108) | E£ 102 | + 6% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Shilling632 (E£ 110) | E£ 91 | + 21% | |

Clothes | - 28% | |||

Clothes in Kenya is 28% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Shilling2,924 (E£ 510) | E£ 874 | - 42% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Shilling3,217 (E£ 561) | E£ 761 | - 26% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Shilling7,975 (E£ 1,391) | E£ 1,862 | - 25% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Shilling5,282 (E£ 921) | E£ 1,123 | - 18% | |

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 | Shilling1,171,320 (E£ 204,294) | E£ 444,807 | - 54% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Shilling107 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.87 | + 217% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Shilling4,374 (E£ 763) | E£ 435 | + 75% | |

Personal Care | + 35% | |||

Personal Care in Kenya is 35% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Shilling247 (E£ 43) | E£ 41 | + 6% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Shilling1,280 (E£ 223) | E£ 74 | + 200% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Shilling3,344 (E£ 583) | E£ 334 | + 75% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Shilling387 (E£ 67) | E£ 60 | + 12% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Shilling282 (E£ 49) | E£ 50 | - 1% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Shilling378 (E£ 66) | E£ 52 | + 27% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Shilling121 (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Shilling148 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 26% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Shilling837 (E£ 146) | E£ 70 | + 109% | |

Entertainment | + 11% | |||

Entertainment in Kenya is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Shilling2,133 (E£ 372) | E£ 329 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Shilling1,243 (E£ 217) | E£ 134 | + 62% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Shilling2,201 (E£ 384) | E£ 728 | - 47% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Shilling4,602 (E£ 803) | E£ 524 | + 53% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Shilling593 (E£ 103) | E£ 91 | + 13% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Shilling322 (E£ 56) | E£ 42 | + 35% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Shilling222 (E£ 39) | E£ 43 | - 9% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Shilling78,248 (E£ 13,647) | E£ 10,473 | + 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Shilling7 (E£ 1.20) | E£ 4.68 | - 74% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Shilling8,325 (E£ 1,452) | E£ 820 | + 77% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Shilling258 (E£ 45) | E£ 37 | + 23% | |

TOTAL | + 35% |

These prices were last updated on November 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.17441
EGP
/
KES

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#
Cost of living in
**Kenya**
is
**35% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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