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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 46.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 74.49% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 410.92 KSh 250.00-600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,525.00 KSh 1,550.00-5,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 KSh 400.00-821.84
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 KSh 180.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 KSh 200.00-300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 234.41 KSh 150.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 51.83 KSh 35.00-100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 47.84 KSh 30.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 337.90 KSh 208.20-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.16 KSh 45.36-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 66.48 KSh 45.36-104.33
Eggs (regular) (12) 151.18 KSh 120.00-200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 281.61 KSh 136.08-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 297.37 KSh 204.12-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 206.80 KSh 163.29-317.52
Apples (1 lb) 119.23 KSh 68.04-158.76
Banana (1 lb) 49.90 KSh 38.10-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 71.82 KSh 45.36-136.08
Tomato (1 lb) 50.37 KSh 27.22-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 55.34 KSh 29.48-113.40
Onion (1 lb) 46.38 KSh 34.02-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 68.08 KSh 40.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 77.67 KSh 50.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 950.00 KSh 600.00-1,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 182.73 KSh 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 235.00 KSh 200.00-300.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 200.00-250.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 KSh 50.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 KSh 2,000.00-4,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 200.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 321.87 KSh 160.93-482.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 KSh 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 401.06 KSh 378.54-441.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,550,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,304,166.67 KSh 900,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,583.16 KSh 2,000.00-10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.48 KSh 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,053.85 KSh 3,500.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,557.47 KSh 3,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 653.85 KSh 400.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 750.00 KSh 500.00-1,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 17,039.68 KSh 8,333.33-30,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 811,145.83 KSh 480,000.00-1,612,600.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,698.44 KSh 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,122.88 KSh 1,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,288.46 KSh 3,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,671.43 KSh 2,500.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 29,972.97 KSh 12,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,316.32 KSh 8,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 68,636.36 KSh 30,000.00-120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 38,250.00 KSh 20,000.00-60,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 38,707.98 KSh 11,148.27-92,902.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,710.89 KSh 5,109.62-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 37,500.79 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.50 14.00-18.00

Prices in Kenya

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Last update: November 2018
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