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Cost of Living in Kenya

Cost of living in Kenya is 44.49% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kenya is 73.25% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 KSh 300.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 KSh 2,000.00-4,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 KSh 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 207.50 KSh 180.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 KSh 250.00-500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 250.27 KSh 150.00-350.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 52.51 KSh 40.00-100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 47.32 KSh 30.00-103.75
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 360.53 KSh 227.12-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.27 KSh 45.36-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 76.04 KSh 45.36-122.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 171.28 KSh 120.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 294.49 KSh 136.08-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 292.65 KSh 204.12-385.55
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 205.82 KSh 158.76-317.52
Apples (1 lb) 118.64 KSh 68.04-170.55
Banana (1 lb) 49.57 KSh 34.47-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 69.66 KSh 45.36-136.08
Tomato (1 lb) 54.83 KSh 29.48-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 67.13 KSh 36.29-136.08
Onion (1 lb) 51.86 KSh 36.29-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 90.00 KSh 40.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 101.39 KSh 50.00-160.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 KSh 750.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 203.97 KSh 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 266.92 KSh 200.00-350.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 KSh 200.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 80.00 KSh 50.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 KSh 2,173.91-4,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 KSh 200.00-500.00
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) 420.05 KSh 382.33-454.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,600,000.00 KSh 1,200,000.00-2,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,403,260.87 KSh 900,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,467.17 KSh 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.49 KSh 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,137.14 KSh 3,500.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,363.69 KSh 3,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 812.50 KSh 500.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 800.00 KSh 600.00-1,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 18,113.10 KSh 10,000.00-37,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 743,645.83 KSh 400,000.00-1,612,600.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,570.97 KSh 1,200.00-5,187.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,100.00 KSh 1,500.00-6,225.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,760.78 KSh 2,500.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,884.12 KSh 3,000.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 34,094.74 KSh 15,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,444.44 KSh 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 78,428.57 KSh 35,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 39,323.53 KSh 25,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,197.58 KSh 13,935.34-92,902.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,688.38 KSh 4,180.60-18,580.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 37,382.42 KSh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.18 12.00-18.00

Prices in Kenya

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Last update: October 2019
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