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Cost of Living in Nairobi, Kenya

Prices in Nairobi

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 57.21
Rent Index: 22.21
Groceries Index: 59.38
Restaurants Index: 38.42
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.28
Local Purchasing Power: 29.65

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 KSh
200.00
500.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 KSh
1,500.00
3,538.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 600.00 KSh
500.00
800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 180.00 KSh
150.00
250.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 220.00 KSh
200.00
300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 202.24 KSh
150.14
250.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 57.81 KSh
40.00
100.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 53.28 KSh
40.00
75.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 90.99 KSh
80.00
110.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 51.32 KSh
45.00
60.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 165.17 KSh
130.00
195.00
Eggs (12) 175.08 KSh
140.00
250.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,071.43 KSh
1,000.00
1,200.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 533.00 KSh
480.00
600.00
Apples (1kg) 255.67 KSh
200.00
300.00
Oranges (1kg) 252.19 KSh
150.00
300.00
Tomato (1kg) 132.43 KSh
100.00
176.90
Potato (1kg) 95.56 KSh
80.00
120.00
Lettuce (1 head) 52.50 KSh
45.00
60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 104.00 KSh
80.00
150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 KSh
750.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 140.00 KSh
120.00
180.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 210.00 KSh
170.00
250.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh
150.00
265.35
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 KSh
50.00
70.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4,000.00 KSh
4,000.00
4,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh
250.00
400.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 200.00 KSh
100.00
250.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 650.00 KSh
400.00
900.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 115.78 KSh
111.00
120.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,211,247.50 KSh
2,000,000.00
2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 4,500.00 KSh
2,000.00
7,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 4.00 KSh
3.00
5.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,250.00 KSh
3,000.00
5,500.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 6,607.27 KSh
4,166.67
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 961.50 KSh
884.50
1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 KSh
500.00
800.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,000.00 KSh
3,000.00
6,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,124.88 KSh
2,000.00
4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 5,713.61 KSh
4,000.00
8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 4,504.22 KSh
3,538.00
6,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 52,070.38 KSh
30,000.00
85,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 33,157.45 KSh
20,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 97,278.56 KSh
80,000.00
120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 69,634.80 KSh
45,000.00
95,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 115,000.00 KSh
100,000.00
120,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 105,000.00 KSh
100,000.00
110,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 45,375.00 KSh
33,000.00
60,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 17.00
15.00
19.00

These data are based on 964 entries in the past 18 months from 92 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2014

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14 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Aug 12, 2014 :
These are ALL bullshit!! I earn about 166,000KSH(about R10,000depending on the R.O.E) per month. Company paid house, car and fuel. I still can't manage. If I knew what I know now. I would never have moved here.all these prices needs some sort of amendment
#Anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 :
Please i want

to know how life is in nairobi generally,am a nigerian i based in south africa but am planning to relocate to kenya for academic purpose,can one get a job and same time be schooling in kenya?chris.
#Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014 :
...youll live above average
#Nix on Jan 23, 2014 :
Cost of living is not soo bad in Nairobi. The only issue is the wage.If u have a standard salary of BOUT 200,000 KES.
#rafey bashot on Jan 18, 2014 :
pls i want move to nairobi want know about live there also safe or not i want open busiens there
#Lisa on Jan 08, 2014 :
In Nairobi, taxis are not metered, all prices are negotiable. A typical trip of 5-10 KM will range from 1000-1500 shillings, hence the average 1200 shillings.
#Raju on Dec 08, 2013 :
Avg salary is 35,000.00 KSh, and rent for Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,314.98 KSh.

What is the point in working here..?? any comments on this..?
#John on Jul 02, 2013 :
@Ronald

ummmm... you look at the prices listed on this page and figure it out yourself?
#Ronald on May 29, 2013 :
If I have a salary of 910000.00 KES what will be my standard of living in Kenya i.e. rents & living expenses
#marcelo on May 03, 2013 :
hello: I plan to live in Kenya for about 6 months and i´m looking for a studio with small kitchen and bathroom/shower, in-or-close to Nairobi. ¿Any suggestions? Thank you.
#Mladen on Feb 03, 2013 :
Hi Jakob, I guess that some locals have access to better priced properties comparing to expats, if not please update the prices with your remarks.
#Jakob on Feb 03, 2013 :
The rent index looks very wrong? First of all it dropped from index 44 before it was updated to only index 23 now. moreover, if you check out a few real estate agents in Nairobi, you will find that 3 beed room apartments in the city center can not be rented for 80.000 Kes? Depending on the quality, size, security level etc.. an expat level 3 bedroom apartment in the city center would be almost double price, or at least around 130-150.000 Kes and up.
#Tom on Sep 21, 2012 :
The indicated monthly wages are not average. Average jobs like teacher or factory worker urn less then 100$ a month.
#Gilles on Jun 12, 2012 :
Prices are out of date especially for "rent per month" and "basics". Rents and food price as increased tremendously (20-25%)on the last two years.
Please consult the data of Kenya national bureau of statistics http://www.knbs.or.ke/ to get more on inflation rate in Kenya.

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