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Cost of Living in Nairobi, Kenya

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 03, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Nairobi 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 Nairobi is usually around $10 to $15 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Nairobi high?

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

"The cost of living in Nairobi is generally considered to be relatively high compared to other cities in the region. Prices for basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation can be quite expensive, and the cost of living can vary greatly depending on the area of the city. Additionally, the cost of entertainment and leisure activities can also be quite high," said one expat in Nairobi.

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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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