Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling776
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling662
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling547
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling116
12 eggs, large Shilling181
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling109
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling921
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling315
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling122
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling173
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,133
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling153
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling150,063
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling87,557
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,859
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling103,837
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling35,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling6,555
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,808
40” flat screen TV Shilling41,085
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,837
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling1,049
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling238
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,129
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,404
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,548
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,519
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,561,640
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,630
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,400
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) Shilling3,354
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling406
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling342
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling547
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling129
Tube of toothpaste Shilling151
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling668
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,791
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,540
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling1,766
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling5,840
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling682
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling307
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling225
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling81,394
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling6,727
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling247
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 876 prices entered by 100 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2017.

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