Cost of living in Mombasa, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling575
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling511
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling337
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling96
12 eggs, large Shilling182
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling423
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling208
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling115
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,734
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling133
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling92,479
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling56,169
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling9,615
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling80,567
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling29,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling5,929
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling2,708
40” flat screen TV Shilling38,865
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling9,609
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling401
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling4,707
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling3,178
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling4,595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,888
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling2,524,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling94
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,166
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) Shilling213
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling847
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling652
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling348
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling363
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling100
Tube of toothpaste Shilling142
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling680
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,022
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,029
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling15,035
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling3,741
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling1,187
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling274
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling212
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling100,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling9
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,475
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling244
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 126 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: October 22, 2018.

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