Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling710
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling677
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling450
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling93
12 eggs, large Shilling208
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling122
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling699
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling290
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling159
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling172
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,170
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling144
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling157,846
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling77,035
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,229
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling117,929
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling68,563
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling9,048
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling4,157
40” flat screen TV Shilling42,536
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,031
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling705
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling188
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,951
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling3,604
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,127
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,141
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,537,930
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling95
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,439
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,396
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling588
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,673
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,001
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling410
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling311
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling591
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling159
Tube of toothpaste Shilling189
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling649
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,568
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,252
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling1,631
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,559
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling784
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling385
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling299
iPod nano 16GB Shilling19,043
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.48
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling5,850
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling205
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 620 prices entered by 69 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

Moving to Nairobi with your children?

International Schools in Nairobi

Nairobi position in our World Ranking

the world
151st
out of 218
africa
1st
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Nairobi compared to other cities:

africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st

Do you live in Nairobi? We need your help!

What is the price of

Internet connection 300 Mbps

in Nairobi?

1 month
Shilling

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in London costs £1,488 (9 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Nice costs €30 (10 minutes ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Kraków costs 500 zł (15 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Almaty costs 140 KZT (35 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Addis Ababa costs 990 Birr (38 minutes ago)
  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in Aberdeen costs £0.00 (40 minutes ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Nairobi?