Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling733
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling616
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling477
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling105
12 eggs, large Shilling190
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling129
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling820
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling305
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling120
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling159
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,223
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling153
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling171,364
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling83,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling4,775
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling109,343
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling62,858
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling8,582
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,735
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,686
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,903
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling798
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling188
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling4,220
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,125
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,897
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,721
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,546,430
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,353
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,529
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling579
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,677
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,106
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling363
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling325
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling590
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling141
Tube of toothpaste Shilling189
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling664
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,567
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,490
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 Shilling5,159
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling903
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling344
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling261
iPod nano 16GB Shilling20,428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling6,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling212
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 566 prices entered by 76 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

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