Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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

Change the currency:
Exchange rate: 0.00993 USD / KES
↩ Change back to show only in KES (Shilling)
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling632 ($6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling608 ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling412 ($4.10)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling103 ($1.03)
12 eggs, large Shilling191 ($1.90)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling122 ($1.21)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling754 ($7)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling251 ($2.49)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling100 ($0.99)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling182 ($1.81)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,476 ($15)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling158 ($1.57)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling55 ($0.54)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling163,350 ($1,622)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling81,113 ($806)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling7,224 ($72)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling87,895 ($873)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling38,224 ($380)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling5,725 ($57)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,443 ($34)
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,334 ($391)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,271 ($112)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling644 ($6)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling493 ($4.90)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,834 ($38)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,390 ($44)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling7,461 ($74)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,959 ($49)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,366,910 ($13,575)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling111 ($1.10)
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,525 ($45)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling901 ($9)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling384 ($3.82)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,324 ($13)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling2,909 ($29)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling380 ($3.78)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling349 ($3.47)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling511 ($5.08)
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling126 ($1.25)
Tube of toothpaste Shilling138 ($1.37)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling1,010 ($10)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,403 ($24)
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,240 ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling2,752 ($27)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling4,402 ($44)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling623 ($6)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling301 ($2.99)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling222 ($2.21)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling83,811 ($832)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00 ($0.04)
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling10,045 ($100)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling261 ($2.59)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 965 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: March 22, 2019

Moving to Nairobi with your children?

International Schools in Nairobi

Nairobi position in our World Ranking

the world
out of 331
out of 18

Cheapest and most expensive products in Nairobi compared to other cities:

the world
the world

Do you live in Nairobi? We need your help!

What is the price of

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB

in Nairobi?


International Cost of Living Index


Prices recently added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Dubai costs Dirham 113 (12 minutes ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Pisa costs €0.90 (17 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Seattle, Washington costs $2,541 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Public transport in Perpignan costs €33 (about 1 hour ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Toronto costs C$3.25 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Nashville, Tennessee costs $15 (about 1 hour ago)