Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling658
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling563
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling460
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling107
12 eggs, large Shilling172
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling108
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling851
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling266
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling101
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling184
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,118
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling158
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling79
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling150,489
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling84,657
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,383
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling79,907
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling41,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling4,831
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,633
40” flat screen TV Shilling40,041
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,314
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling769
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling386
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling4,409
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,717
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling8,391
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling6,239
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,226,110
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling102
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,580
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,205
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling668
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,212
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,680
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling366
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling318
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling542
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling125
Tube of toothpaste Shilling133
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling896
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,628
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,439
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,548
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling5,295
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling631
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling304
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling241
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling83,474
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling45
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling9,038
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling252
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,060 prices entered by 108 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2018.

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