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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 48.42% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 77.45% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 400.00 KSh 200.00-600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 KSh 1,500.00-4,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 520.00 KSh 400.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 KSh 170.00-220.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 250.00 KSh 200.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 224.02 KSh 150.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 49.43 KSh 30.00-100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 43.28 KSh 25.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 345.17 KSh 189.27-462.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.01 KSh 45.36-58.97
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.96 KSh 40.82-90.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 145.18 KSh 120.00-180.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 319.23 KSh 136.08-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 283.20 KSh 204.12-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 212.13 KSh 181.44-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 125.06 KSh 68.04-181.44
Banana (1 lb) 57.21 KSh 45.36-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 81.40 KSh 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 44.53 KSh 27.22-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 43.75 KSh 27.22-68.04
Onion (1 lb) 44.11 KSh 31.75-68.04
Lettuce (1 head) 63.44 KSh 40.00-120.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 74.70 KSh 50.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 900.00 KSh 650.00-1,250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 180.73 KSh 140.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 238.89 KSh 190.00-300.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 150.00-250.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 KSh 40.00-70.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,500.00 KSh 1,500.00-3,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 275.00 KSh 200.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 KSh 128.75-333.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 366.25 KSh 340.69-386.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-2,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,256,666.67 KSh 800,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,456.59 KSh 2,000.00-10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.52 KSh 3.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,851.85 KSh 3,000.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,277.84 KSh 2,500.00-7,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 630.77 KSh 400.00-1,222.91
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 650.00 KSh 500.00-1,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 18,461.70 KSh 8,333.33-30,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 790,000.00 KSh 450,000.00-1,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,707.14 KSh 1,500.00-7,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,658.33 KSh 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,080.77 KSh 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,191.01 KSh 2,500.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 23,861.11 KSh 12,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,676.47 KSh 7,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 61,564.14 KSh 30,000.00-110,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,848.48 KSh 20,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 31,781.58 KSh 6,224.45-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,158.10 KSh 4,645.11-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 32,401.63 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 16.07 14.00-20.00

Prices in Kenya

These data are based on 2282 entries in the past 18 months from 244 different contributors.
Last update: November 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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