Cost of living in Malindi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling800
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling750
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling625
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling94
12 eggs, large Shilling174
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling900
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling127
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,083
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling150
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling80
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling31,070
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling30,950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling4,729
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling50,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling40,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling9,500
40” flat screen TV Shilling29,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling9,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling250
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling400
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling110
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,297
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,750
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling350
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling300
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling200
Tube of toothpaste Shilling150
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,800
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling5,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling533
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling183
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling253
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling330
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 10, 2018.

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