Cost of living in Kenya

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling814
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling664
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling512
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling112
12 eggs, large Shilling188
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling111
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling888
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling268
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling105
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling175
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,274
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling155
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling55
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling148,709
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling90,370
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling91,888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling41,949
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling5,568
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling4,327
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,742
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,447
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling788
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling206
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,007
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,268
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,178
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,018
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,639,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,655
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling356
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling2,112
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling2,881
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling414
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling325
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling468
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling129
Tube of toothpaste Shilling144
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling882
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,791
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,445
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling1,847
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,896
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling782
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling312
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling243
iPad Air 2, 64GB Shilling102,767
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.90
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling6,537
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling260

Map of Cost of Living in Kenya

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This map shows only the top cities in Kenya. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Kenya? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Kenya of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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List of all cities available in Kenya

Eldoret Garissa Kakamega
Kisumu Kitale Malindi
Mombasa Nairobi Nakuru
Nyeri

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Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Nairobi costs Shilling500 (10 days ago)