Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling535
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling528
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling406
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling100
12 eggs, large Shilling167
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling118
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling754
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling259
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling116
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling178
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,267
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling160
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling151,312
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling86,885
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling7,376
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling73,806
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling43,888
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling5,805
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,220
40” flat screen TV Shilling40,176
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,422
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling678
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling492
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,625
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,242
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling7,939
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,560
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,229,150
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling106
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,737
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling985
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling338
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,303
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,541
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling377
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling336
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling542
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling122
Tube of toothpaste Shilling139
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling948
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,972
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,370
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 Shilling4,597
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling626
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling348
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling220
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 Shilling9,912
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling261
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 958 prices entered by 105 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2018.

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