Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling624
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling546
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling454
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling104
12 eggs, large Shilling169
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling108
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling834
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling258
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling101
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling183
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,106
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling159
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling155,052
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling85,832
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling6,683
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling69,805
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling42,253
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling5,217
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,541
40” flat screen TV Shilling40,469
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,320
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling732
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling386
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,573
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,039
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling7,931
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,465
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,278,750
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling102
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,978
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,080
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling668
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,266
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,700
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling366
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling318
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling542
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling127
Tube of toothpaste Shilling133
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling961
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,473
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,412
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,548
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,866
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling619
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling312
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling239
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling83,474
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling9,202
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling258
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,050 prices entered by 109 different people.
Latest price update: July 16, 2018.

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