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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 46.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 75.02% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 400.00 KSh 250.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 KSh 1,500.00-4,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 540.00 KSh 400.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 KSh 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 KSh 200.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 223.06 KSh 150.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 51.33 KSh 30.00-100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 42.83 KSh 30.00-70.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 355.34 KSh 227.12-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.47 KSh 45.36-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.43 KSh 42.64-68.04
Eggs (12) 157.64 KSh 120.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 345.00 KSh 136.08-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 276.65 KSh 158.76-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 210.73 KSh 181.44-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 129.01 KSh 68.04-226.80
Banana (1 lb) 61.94 KSh 31.75-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 92.95 KSh 45.36-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 44.13 KSh 27.22-72.57
Potato (1 lb) 41.62 KSh 27.22-63.50
Onion (1 lb) 42.74 KSh 31.75-68.04
Lettuce (1 head) 70.44 KSh 45.00-109.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 77.50 KSh 50.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 KSh 600.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 172.12 KSh 140.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 223.66 KSh 150.00-300.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 150.00-250.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 57.78 KSh 50.00-80.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,500.00 KSh 1,500.00-3,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 200.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 321.87 KSh 160.93-402.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 250.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 357.42 KSh 324.03-386.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-2,049,044.54
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,577,272.73 KSh 1,000,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,032.34 KSh 2,000.00-8,384.09
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.70 KSh 3.00-5.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,819.23 KSh 2,500.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,527.42 KSh 2,500.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 742.58 KSh 400.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 KSh 500.00-1,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 12,666.67 KSh 2,000.00-20,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 977,333.33 KSh 432,000.00-1,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,844.44 KSh 1,500.00-7,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,576.09 KSh 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,482.61 KSh 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,972.41 KSh 2,500.00-6,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 25,615.62 KSh 12,000.00-44,440.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,258.06 KSh 7,500.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 69,191.03 KSh 30,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 32,275.20 KSh 17,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 29,370.56 KSh 6,224.45-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,477.33 KSh 4,645.11-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 30,111.69 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.59 14.00-22.00

Prices in Kenya

These data are based on 2133 entries in the past 18 months from 194 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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