Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling877
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling719
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling520
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling112
12 eggs, large Shilling194
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling123
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling917
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling306
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling120
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling172
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,209
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling155
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling59
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling176,454
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling93,586
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,185
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling122,209
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling59,151
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling8,534
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling4,484
40” flat screen TV Shilling37,334
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,955
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling883
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling156
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,762
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,566
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,649
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,335
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,629,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,332
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,526
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling579
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,688
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,400
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling400
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling335
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling590
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling130
Tube of toothpaste Shilling197
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling698
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,814
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,466
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling1,865
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling5,440
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling903
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling307
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling246
iPod nano 16GB Shilling22,561
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling7,555
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling226
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 703 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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