Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling742
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling625
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling474
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling102
12 eggs, large Shilling192
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling126
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling790
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling290
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling114
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling159
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,258
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling153
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling174,719
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling78,608
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling7,207
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling109,410
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling62,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling8,582
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling4,056
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,686
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling12,313
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling801
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling188
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,968
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling5,034
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling6,281
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,704
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 Shilling4,629
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) Shilling3,184
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.) Shilling611
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling130
Tube of toothpaste Shilling194
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling696
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,585
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,431
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 Shilling5,024
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling902
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling341
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling261
iPod nano 16GB Shilling20,626
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling3.75
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling6,076
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling212
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 720 prices entered by 77 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2017.

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