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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 48.14% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 76.32% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 KSh 219.73-500.00
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) 500.00 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) 221.56 KSh 150.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 51.05 KSh 30.00-80.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 42.15 KSh 30.00-60.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 360.06 KSh 227.12-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.61 KSh 45.36-56.70
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.60 KSh 40.82-68.04
Eggs (12) 158.03 KSh 120.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 332.67 KSh 136.08-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 276.67 KSh 158.76-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 212.01 KSh 181.44-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 131.85 KSh 68.04-226.80
Banana (1 lb) 60.17 KSh 31.75-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 91.75 KSh 45.36-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 45.45 KSh 27.22-72.57
Potato (1 lb) 42.24 KSh 27.22-63.50
Onion (1 lb) 43.89 KSh 31.75-68.04
Lettuce (1 head) 70.44 KSh 45.00-109.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 75.71 KSh 50.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 KSh 600.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 175.85 KSh 140.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 226.65 KSh 150.00-300.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 150.00-250.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 54.93 KSh 50.00-80.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,750.00 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) 356.12 KSh 324.03-378.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,450,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-2,070,150.48
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,606,250.00 KSh 1,300,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,903.73 KSh 2,000.00-8,384.09
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.64 KSh 3.00-4.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,440.00 KSh 3,000.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,385.83 KSh 2,500.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 715.28 KSh 350.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 KSh 500.00-850.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,000.00 KSh 2,000.00-16,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 432,000.00 KSh
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,585.19 KSh 1,500.00-5,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,510.87 KSh 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,462.50 KSh 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,998.22 KSh 2,500.00-6,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,778.79 KSh 12,000.00-43,946.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,000.00 KSh 7,500.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 65,138.35 KSh 30,000.00-140,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 32,046.77 KSh 17,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 29,332.32 KSh 6,224.45-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,825.72 KSh 4,645.11-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 30,939.62 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.71 14.00-22.00

Prices in Kenya

These data are based on 2143 entries in the past 18 months from 193 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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