Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling918
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling706
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling524
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling116
12 eggs, large Shilling188
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling118
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling955
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling294
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling107
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling179
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,215
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling156
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling170,213
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling91,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling125,136
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling40,139
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling6,858
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling4,368
40” flat screen TV Shilling41,838
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling13,006
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling920
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling186
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,433
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,987
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,970
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,788
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,786,470
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, ...) Shilling416
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling335
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling547
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling124
Tube of toothpaste Shilling170
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling743
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,814
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,481
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling1,810
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling5,312
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling780
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling306
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling247
iPad Air 2, 64GB Shilling81,394
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling7,197
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling230
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 780 prices entered by 96 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

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