Cost of living in Mombasa, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling628
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling461
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling317
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling107
12 eggs, large Shilling180
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling414
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling218
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling130
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,807
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling159
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling91,762
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling56,433
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling11,370
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling28,939
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling21,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling8,206
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,410
40” flat screen TV Shilling40,511
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling13,485
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling397
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling5,853
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling3,697
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling4,547
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,637
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling2,869,010
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling92
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,770
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) Shilling229
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling957
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling1,609
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling460
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling356
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling362
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling87
Tube of toothpaste Shilling141
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling620
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,922
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,032
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling10,456
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling3,767
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling1,246
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling275
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling214
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling100,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling7
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,335
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling255
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 65 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2018.

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