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Real Estate in Kenya

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People living in Kenya offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Kenya? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Kenya?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Our employer Kaluworks provided us a well furnished apartment in an expat compound in Tudor," added another expat who made the move to Mombasa.

"Was born here so I am somewhat familiar with the areas, but after so many years away, use someone local that you trust. Keep in mind "Help" is not free in Kenya, even when people are supposed to do their job," explained one foreigner living in Nairobi, the whole country, Kenya.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Kenya?

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"It's a spacious l 2 bedroom comfortably furnished apartment. This is the standard for most expats," explained one person living in Mombasa, Kenya.

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What is the average cost of housing in Kenya?

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If you are thinking about moving to Kenya, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing is around 30/35 thousand Kenyan shillings. It is the same or even lower than in my host country," said another person in Mombasa.

"Higher, we paid $560 for a townhouse in a small town in Norway and now we pay 900 for an apt simply because of the area and locals jack up the price for foreigners," added another expat who made the move to Nairobi, the whole country.

About the Author

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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Learn what members have to say about living in Kenya.

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