Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling790
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling635
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling510
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling98
12 eggs, large Shilling200
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling121
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling672
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling302
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling126
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling157
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,276
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling144
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling57
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling161,453
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling76,725
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,897
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling122,601
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling74,784
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling7,959
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,988
40” flat screen TV Shilling40,102
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,532
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling939
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling182
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,968
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling3,422
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,082
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,704
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,546,430
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling95
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,629
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,395
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling646
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,677
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,061
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling392
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling325
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling610
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling154
Tube of toothpaste Shilling216
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling696
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,622
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,349
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,742
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,526
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling913
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling377
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling285
iPod nano 16GB Shilling20,161
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.49
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling5,766
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling231
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 728 prices entered by 71 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2017.

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