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Cost of Living Comparison Between Nairobi and Kigali 

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Consumer Prices in Kigali are 27.34% lower than in Nairobi
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kigali are 25.04% lower than in Nairobi
Rent Prices in Kigali are 17.27% lower than in Nairobi
Restaurant Prices in Kigali are 26.53% lower than in Nairobi
Groceries Prices in Kigali are 31.27% lower than in Nairobi
Local Purchasing Power in Kigali is 1.44% lower than in Nairobi
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  NairobiKigaliDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 KSh
(4,453.06 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     -77.54 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 KSh
(26,718.36 RF)
3,480.75 KSh
(31,000.00 RF)
     +16.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 KSh
(6,234.28 RF)
729.84 KSh
(6,500.00 RF)
     +4.26 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 206.00 KSh
(1,834.66 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     -45.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 KSh
(2,671.84 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     -62.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 245.95 KSh
(2,190.48 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     -54.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 56.79 KSh
(505.79 RF)
56.14 KSh
(500.00 RF)
     -1.14 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 47.00 KSh
(418.55 RF)
33.68 KSh
(300.00 RF)
     -28.32 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 395.58 KSh
(3,523.04 RF)
318.78 KSh
(2,839.06 RF)
     -19.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 51.42 KSh
(457.98 RF)
117.14 KSh
(1,043.26 RF)
     +127.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 92.53 KSh
(824.11 RF)
45.84 KSh
(408.23 RF)
     -50.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 175.44 KSh
(1,562.53 RF)
134.74 KSh
(1,200.00 RF)
     -23.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 308.10 KSh
(2,744.00 RF)
152.79 KSh
(1,360.78 RF)
     -50.41 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 314.44 KSh
(2,800.41 RF)
203.72 KSh
(1,814.37 RF)
     -35.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 225.28 KSh
(2,006.41 RF)
91.67 KSh
(816.47 RF)
     -59.31 %
Apples (1 lb) 123.88 KSh
(1,103.30 RF)
147.70 KSh
(1,315.42 RF)
     +19.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 54.09 KSh
(481.74 RF)
25.47 KSh
(226.80 RF)
     -52.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 86.18 KSh
(767.55 RF)
25.47 KSh
(226.80 RF)
     -70.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 59.53 KSh
(530.22 RF)
32.26 KSh
(287.28 RF)
     -45.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 67.47 KSh
(600.91 RF)
15.28 KSh
(136.08 RF)
     -77.35 %
Onion (1 lb) 49.04 KSh
(436.80 RF)
25.47 KSh
(226.80 RF)
     -48.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 87.00 KSh
(774.83 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     +29.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 119.91 KSh
(1,067.92 RF)
61.76 KSh
(550.00 RF)
     -48.50 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,030.00 KSh
(9,173.30 RF)
1,347.39 KSh
(12,000.00 RF)
     +30.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 212.86 KSh
(1,895.73 RF)
106.67 KSh
(950.00 RF)
     -49.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 290.00 KSh
(2,582.77 RF)
112.28 KSh
(1,000.00 RF)
     -61.28 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 250.00 KSh
(2,226.53 RF)
168.42 KSh
(1,500.00 RF)
     -32.63 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 80.00 KSh
(712.49 RF)
28.63 KSh
(255.00 RF)
     -64.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 KSh
(26,718.36 RF)
1,852.66 KSh
(16,500.00 RF)
     -38.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 KSh
(2,226.53 RF)
308.78 KSh
(2,750.00 RF)
     +23.51 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 321.87 KSh
(2,866.60 RF)
335.39 KSh
(2,987.06 RF)
     +4.20 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh
(2,671.84 RF)
842.12 KSh
(7,500.00 RF)
     +180.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 422.72 KSh
(3,764.77 RF)
425.04 KSh
(3,785.41 RF)
     +0.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,625,000.00 KSh
(14,472,443.01 RF)
1,796,517.70 KSh
(16,000,000.00 RF)
     +10.55 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,446,739.13 KSh
(12,884,830.53 RF)
1,010,541.20 KSh
(9,000,000.00 RF)
     -30.15 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,419.02 KSh
(57,168.55 RF)
3,705.32 KSh
(33,000.00 RF)
     -42.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.43 KSh
(30.52 RF)
7.72 KSh
(68.75 RF)
     +125.27 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,578.71 KSh
(58,590.77 RF)
2,638.64 KSh
(23,500.00 RF)
     -59.89 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,937.22 KSh
(52,877.61 RF)
3,047.66 KSh
(27,142.86 RF)
     -48.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 757.27 KSh
(6,744.36 RF)
1,010.54 KSh
(9,000.00 RF)
     +33.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 800.00 KSh
(7,124.90 RF)
561.41 KSh
(5,000.00 RF)
     -29.82 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 20,634.62 KSh
(183,774.34 RF)
6,736.94 KSh
(60,000.00 RF)
     -67.35 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 807,250.00 KSh
(7,189,464.38 RF)
67,369.41 KSh
(600,000.00 RF)
     -91.65 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,970.79 KSh
(26,458.24 RF)
1,796.52 KSh
(16,000.00 RF)
     -39.53 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,980.77 KSh
(26,547.08 RF)
673.69 KSh
(6,000.00 RF)
     -77.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,886.00 KSh
(52,421.42 RF)
1,684.24 KSh
(15,000.00 RF)
     -71.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,961.54 KSh
(44,188.05 RF)
4,491.29 KSh
(40,000.00 RF)
     -9.48 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,778.48 KSh
(398,802.45 RF)
30,523.66 KSh
(271,847.35 RF)
     -31.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 19,371.43 KSh
(172,524.24 RF)
10,853.96 KSh
(96,666.67 RF)
     -43.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 98,275.86 KSh
(875,256.50 RF)
96,721.40 KSh
(861,412.24 RF)
     -1.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 46,812.50 KSh
(416,917.69 RF)
34,994.67 KSh
(311,666.67 RF)
     -25.25 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 40,822.80 KSh
(363,572.67 RF)
36,509.50 KSh
(325,157.93 RF)
     -10.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,175.40 KSh
(72,811.08 RF)
260,782.14 KSh
(2,322,556.67 RF)
     +3,089.84 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 34,521.74 KSh
(307,454.71 RF)
25,504.14 KSh
(227,142.86 RF)
     -26.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.26 18.40      +28.99 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:18447
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KES