Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

List of prices in Nairobi, Kenya. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
KES USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling594 ($5.79)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Shilling548 ($5.34)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling393 ($3.83)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling100 ($0.98)
12 eggs, large Shilling173 ($1.69)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling120 ($1.18)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling726 ($7)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling247 ($2.41)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling95 ($0.93)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling180 ($1.75)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,388 ($14)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Shilling160 ($1.56)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling55 ($0.54)
Housing [Edit]
KES USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Shilling153,060 ($1,493)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Shilling81,524 ($795)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling7,197 ($70)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Shilling82,987 ($809)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Shilling40,319 ($393)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Shilling4,433 ($43)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Shilling3,325 ($32)
40” flat screen TV Shilling39,745 ($388)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling10,968 ($107)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling660 ($6)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Shilling492 ($4.80)
Clothes [Edit]
KES USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,708 ($36)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Shilling4,424 ($43)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling7,258 ($71)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling5,257 ($51)
Transportation [Edit]
KES USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling1,229,150 ($11,989)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling110 ($1.07)
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling4,537 ($44)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling901 ($9)
Personal Care [Edit]
KES USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling384 ($3.75)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling1,324 ($13)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Shilling3,465 ($34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Shilling380 ($3.71)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling316 ($3.08)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling545 ($5.32)
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling122 ($1.19)
Tube of toothpaste Shilling138 ($1.35)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling1,010 ($10)
Entertainment [Edit]
KES USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling2,170 ($21)
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,312 ($13)
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 Shilling4,111 ($40)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling623 ($6)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling331 ($3.23)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling220 ($2.15)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Shilling77,505 ($756)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.00 ($0.04)
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling9,904 ($97)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Shilling261 ($2.54)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,018 prices entered by 102 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2018.

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