Cost of Living in Mombasa, Kenya

Prices in Mombasa

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 KSh
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8,500.00 KSh
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 KSh
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 240.00 KSh
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 300.00 KSh
Cappuccino (regular) 216.67 KSh
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 63.33 KSh
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 50.00 KSh
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 485.79 KSh
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.50 KSh
Rice (white), (1 lb) 61.99 KSh
Eggs (12) 175.00 KSh
Local Cheese (1 lb) 430.91 KSh
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 294.84 KSh
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) ?
Apples (1 lb) 105.84 KSh
Banana (1 lb) 24.19 KSh
Oranges (1 lb) 104.33 KSh
Tomato (1 lb) 25.70 KSh
Potato (1 lb) 29.48 KSh
Onion (1 lb) 31.75 KSh
Lettuce (1 head) 45.00 KSh
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 60.61 KSh
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 KSh
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 185.00 KSh
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 225.00 KSh
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 KSh
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 KSh
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 KSh
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 804.67 KSh
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 KSh
Gasoline (1 gallon) 353.94 KSh
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 KSh
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,625.00 KSh
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.67 KSh
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,436.91 KSh
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,500.00 KSh
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 350.00 KSh
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 550.00 KSh
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,925.00 KSh
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,625.00 KSh
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,000.00 KSh
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,750.00 KSh
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,652.47 KSh
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,856.73 KSh
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 40,000.00 KSh
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,000.00 KSh
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,861.18 KSh
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,967.65 KSh
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 76,666.67 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.67

These data are based on 192 entries in the past 18 months from 22 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2015

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2 Comments so far
#Anonymous on Oct 01, 2015 :
Wow, I'm in total agreement, comparing rent in Nigeria I find there's a lot of difference as against what my wife has been telling me. The rates are way way outdated
#Anonymous on May 15, 2015 :
Dear Sir/Madame

I have been travelling back and forth to Kenya for over two years now and I am astonished how the people survive with such horrific pricing.

I live in Vancouver, Canada and 2014 forbes cited my city as the most expensive in North America, yet the prices in Nairobi, Mombasa were higher then my own city with little comparison to infrastructure or social services.

I went through $15,000 in 6 weeks between taxis costing $50-$80 for trips into Nairobi from buru buru, one hour away, to paying 350Ksh plus for a domestic beer, to paying 12,000 ksh for my wife and myself at an average restaurant.

your pricing is sadly outdated or misrepresented... just groceries alone at Tusky's, we could not afford to shop at the Nakumart, were running 18,000 sh per two weeks, that's $450 USd per month for two people and we are not big eaters, meat and beer or a bottle of wine was extra.

a small glass of wine, I mean 4 oz was 350 sh plus at a simple local bar.

we went to a Luo restaurant in Nairobi upstairs we hade gideri, bowl of rice, two meat bowls two tuska malts and the total bill came to 2050 Ksh or $25.62 USd not including tip for a very small and light lunch and this place was a two or one star restaurant.

Rent is outrageously high unless you live in the for expats or investors you really need to update your facts on this country because it is highly misleading and very outdated.

Also you forgot the cost for graft if you are not black...this should be implemented as self inflicted gratuities and cost us about 15,000 per month.

I hope you take a serious and realistic look at the pricing index of this country as you are sadly mistaken.

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