Cost of living in Mombasa, Kenya

Summary of cost of living in Mombasa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Shilling235,780
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Shilling108,513
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Mombasa, Kenya. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling566
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Shilling468
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling316
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling103
12 eggs, large Shilling176
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling377
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling205
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,334
2 liters of coca-cola Shilling138
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling49
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Shilling84,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Shilling48,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling9,866
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Shilling52,765
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 Shilling5,636
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Shilling2,822
40” flat screen tv Shilling37,094
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling401
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,871
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Shilling3,157
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling4,543
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,793
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling2,902,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,994
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling873
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling195
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.) Shilling349
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling341
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling100
Tube of toothpaste Shilling132
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling680
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,861
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,025
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 Shilling3,370
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling897
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling273
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling220
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Shilling68,752
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,484
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Shilling230
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 16 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: May 11, 2021

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