Cost of living in Eldoret, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling667
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling467
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling470
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling87
12 eggs, large Shilling120
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling425
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling267
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling85
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,200
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling117
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling55,756
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling3,333
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling325
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling400
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling4,750
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,500
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling3,250
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling3,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling106
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling2,250
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling985
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,500
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling1,200
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling185
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling219
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling250
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste Shilling110
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,250
2 tickets to the movies Shilling600
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling3,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling525
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling400
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling160
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling80,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling1,733
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling225
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 23 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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