Cost of living in Kisumu, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling500
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling800
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling500
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling90
12 eggs, large Shilling195
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling115
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling200
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling150
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling217
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling4,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling153
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling80
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling40,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling20,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling4,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling30,000
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 Shilling10,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,500
40” flat screen TV Shilling35,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling15,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling500
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling2,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling2,375
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling4,500
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling6,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling105
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling350
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling450
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling188
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling300
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling150
Tube of toothpaste Shilling400
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling400
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,500
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,000
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 Shilling4,750
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling1,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling300
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling250
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling98,760
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 54 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2018.

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