Cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya

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

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Food [Edit]
KES USD
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]
KES USD
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]
KES USD
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]
KES USD
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]
KES USD
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]
KES USD
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

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