Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

List of prices in Nairobi, Kenya. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling614
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling554
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling397
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling99
12 eggs, large Shilling174
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling120
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling726
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling247
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling95
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling180
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,334
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling158
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling55
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling155,695
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling84,635
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling87,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling40,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling4,433
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,367
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,602
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,271
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling660
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling492
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,834
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,429
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling7,461
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,959
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,366,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling110
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,498
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling901
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling384
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,324
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,465
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling380
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling331
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling545
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling122
Tube of toothpaste Shilling138
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling1,010
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,258
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,346
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,752
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,111
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling623
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling331
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling222
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling77,505
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling10,045
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling261
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 996 prices entered by 101 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2019.

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