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 | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Shilling1,059 (E£ 225) | E£ 173 | + 30% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Shilling882 (E£ 187) | E£ 129 | + 44% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Shilling481 (E£ 102) | E£ 113 | - 10% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Shilling142 (E£ 30) | E£ 27 | + 13% | |
12 eggs, large | Shilling271 (E£ 58) | E£ 74 | - 23% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Shilling100 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 66% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Shilling502 (E£ 106) | E£ 96 | + 11% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Shilling198 (E£ 42) | E£ 37 | + 14% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Shilling92 (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 53% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Shilling242 (E£ 51) | E£ 59 | - 13% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Shilling1,265 (E£ 268) | E£ 244 | + 10% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Shilling201 (E£ 43) | E£ 19 | + 126% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Shilling111 (E£ 23) | E£ 16 | + 46% | |
Housing | + 108% | |||
Housing in Kenya is 108% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Shilling196,139 (E£ 41,589) | E£ 17,990 | + 131% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Shilling128,896 (E£ 27,331) | E£ 8,659 | + 216% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Shilling8,579 (E£ 1,819) | E£ 1,298 | + 40% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Shilling97,620 (E£ 20,699) | E£ 9,586 | + 116% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Shilling23,400 (E£ 4,962) | E£ 5,236 | - 5% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Shilling8,455 (E£ 1,793) | E£ 1,188 | + 51% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Shilling5,873 (E£ 1,245) | E£ 217 | + 474% | |
40” flat screen tv | Shilling43,137 (E£ 9,147) | E£ 9,482 | - 4% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Shilling23,937 (E£ 5,076) | E£ 4,034 | + 26% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Shilling700 (E£ 149) | E£ 340 | - 56% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 103 | - | |
Clothes | - 21% | |||
Clothes in Kenya is 21% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Shilling7,496 (E£ 1,589) | E£ 803 | + 98% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Shilling2,759 (E£ 585) | E£ 1,362 | - 57% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Shilling17,508 (E£ 3,712) | E£ 2,234 | + 66% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Shilling8,255 (E£ 1,750) | E£ 2,116 | - 17% | |
Transportation | + 45% | |||
Transportation in Kenya is 45% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Shilling1,786,980 (E£ 378,907) | E£ 753,474 | - 50% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Shilling193 (E£ 41) | E£ 11 | + 289% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Shilling6,449 (E£ 1,367) | E£ 620 | + 120% | |
Personal Care | - 12% | |||
Personal Care in Kenya is 12% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Shilling178 (E£ 38) | E£ 55 | - 31% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Shilling320 (E£ 68) | E£ 120 | - 43% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Shilling4,026 (E£ 854) | E£ 336 | + 154% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Shilling333 (E£ 71) | E£ 76 | - 7% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Shilling308 (E£ 65) | E£ 116 | - 44% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Shilling439 (E£ 93) | E£ 104 | - 10% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Shilling100 (E£ 21) | E£ 29 | - 28% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Shilling122 (E£ 26) | E£ 41 | - 37% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Shilling1,306 (E£ 277) | E£ 127 | + 119% | |
Entertainment | - 23% | |||
Entertainment in Kenya is 23% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Kenya | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Shilling3,290 (E£ 698) | E£ 398 | + 75% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Shilling1,744 (E£ 370) | E£ 263 | + 40% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Shilling1,600 (E£ 339) | E£ 1,323 | - 74% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Shilling5,898 (E£ 1,251) | E£ 1,690 | - 26% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Shilling906 (E£ 192) | E£ 130 | + 48% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Shilling329 (E£ 70) | E£ 75 | - 7% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Shilling260 (E£ 55) | E£ 218 | - 75% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Shilling26,546 (E£ 5,629) | E£ 19,450 | - 71% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Shilling4.09 (E£ 0.87) | E£ 2.12 | - 59% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Shilling6,759 (E£ 1,433) | E£ 1,013 | + 41% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Shilling306 (E£ 65) | E£ 55 | + 17% | |
TOTAL | + 35% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,572 prices entered by 243 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 22, 2023.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Kenya is 35% more expensive than in Egypt
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