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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 46.53% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 68.51% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 KSh 200.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 KSh 1,500.00-5,652.70
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 500.00 KSh 300.00-890.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 KSh 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 290.00 KSh 200.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 218.07 KSh 150.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 59.32 KSh 35.00-100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.43 KSh 30.00-70.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 354.71 KSh 227.12-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.98 KSh 45.36-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 60.40 KSh 40.82-80.74
Eggs (12) 158.37 KSh 140.00-180.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 319.51 KSh 158.76-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 261.34 KSh 181.44-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 196.86 KSh 181.44-249.48
Apples (1 lb) 133.90 KSh 90.72-204.12
Banana (1 lb) 69.65 KSh 45.36-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 97.90 KSh 45.36-136.08
Tomato (1 lb) 46.40 KSh 31.75-68.79
Potato (1 lb) 39.09 KSh 22.68-54.43
Onion (1 lb) 41.15 KSh 31.75-54.43
Lettuce (1 head) 68.57 KSh 40.00-100.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 73.37 KSh 60.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 KSh 600.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 180.00 KSh 150.00-210.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 220.74 KSh 180.00-260.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 120.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 57.59 KSh 50.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 KSh 1,500.00-4,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 200.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 321.87 KSh 241.40-482.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 KSh 300.00-600.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 362.92 KSh 340.69-389.90
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,800,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-2,300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,578.52 KSh 2,650.00-7,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.62 KSh 3.00-4.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,442.81 KSh 4,000.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,346.93 KSh 2,500.00-7,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 861.31 KSh 500.00-1,151.77
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 KSh 500.00-800.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,775.00 KSh 1,500.00-4,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,760.53 KSh 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,904.76 KSh 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,139.18 KSh 2,500.00-6,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 31,203.51 KSh 15,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,936.36 KSh 9,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 87,888.09 KSh 45,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 41,875.00 KSh 20,000.00-70,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,733.21 KSh 9,290.23-16,722.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,011.52 KSh 6,038.65-10,219.25
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 31,218.13 KSh 21,567.00-45,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.38 14.00-19.00

Prices in Kenya

These data are based on 1754 entries in the past 18 months from 190 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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