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Cost of Living in Mombasa, Kenya

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): ?
Rent Index: 5.91
Groceries Index: 41.21
Restaurants Index: 88.03
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: ?
Local Purchasing Power: ?

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 400.00 KSh
300.00
500.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 KSh
2,000.00
12,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 KSh
500.00
800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 275.00 KSh
145.51
350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 450.00 KSh
250.00
450.00
Cappuccino (regular) 250.00 KSh
200.00
300.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 40.00 KSh
30.00
50.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 35.00 KSh
20.00
50.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 108.33 KSh
80.00
145.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 66.67 KSh
50.00
100.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 135.00 KSh
70.00
200.00
Eggs (12) 168.67 KSh
156.00
180.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 953.33 KSh
760.00
1,200.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 525.00 KSh
350.00
700.00
Apples (1kg) 233.33 KSh
150.00
300.00
Oranges (1kg) 230.00 KSh
60.00
400.00
Tomato (1kg) 55.00 KSh
50.00
60.00
Potato (1kg) 65.00 KSh
50.00
80.00
Lettuce (1 head) 45.00 KSh
40.00
50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.10 KSh
50.00
58.21
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 KSh
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 120.00 KSh
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 150.00 KSh
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh
97.01
300.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 KSh
50.00
100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 KSh
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 KSh
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) ?
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 KSh
Gasoline (1 liter) 94.50 KSh
89.00
100.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 KSh
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 10,965.80 KSh
3,500.00
18,431.60
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.00 KSh
1.00
3.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,764.74 KSh
4,000.00
5,529.48
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,166.67 KSh
2,000.00
2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 350.00 KSh
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 550.00 KSh
500.00
600.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,600.00 KSh
3,200.00
4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,750.00 KSh
2,500.00
3,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,750.00 KSh
5,000.00
6,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 6,250.00 KSh
2,500.00
10,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,467.23 KSh
15,000.00
19,401.68
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,860.39 KSh
8,000.00
20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 35,000.00 KSh
35,000.00
35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,000.00 KSh
20,000.00
20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 72,500.00 KSh
60,000.00
85,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 14.50
11.00
18.00

These data are based on 121 entries in the past 18 months from 17 different contributors.

Last update: May, 2015

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#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 slums...so 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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