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Cost of Living in Kenya

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Dec 16, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Kenya is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Kenya can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost from $600 to $1,200 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Kenya is usually around $10 to $15 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Kenya high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Kenya, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Kenya varies depending on the city and lifestyle. Generally, basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing are relatively inexpensive. However, luxury items such as electronics, imported goods, and entertainment can be more expensive. Additionally, the cost of living in Kenya is affected by the exchange rate of the Kenyan shilling to other currencies," remarked one expat in Kenya.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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