Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

Summary of cost of living in Nairobi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Shilling320,123
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Shilling175,969
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Nairobi
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling683
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Shilling691
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling445
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling121
12 eggs, large Shilling226
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling109
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling793
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling277
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling203
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,224
2 liters of coca-cola Shilling172
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling46
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Shilling164,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Shilling87,724
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling9,180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Shilling92,728
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Shilling51,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Shilling5,551
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Shilling3,444
40” flat screen tv Shilling43,448
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling10,014
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling985
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling1,952
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Shilling4,505
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Shilling3,296
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling5,720
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,515
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling2,176,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling168
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling5,061
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,812
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling276
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,324
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Shilling2,897
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Shilling351
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling366
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling493
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling140
Tube of toothpaste Shilling157
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling791
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,038
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,213
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,560
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling3,473
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling800
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling276
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling239
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Shilling45,453
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.62
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling5,062
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Shilling316
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 138 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

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