Summary

Cost of living in Nairobi is 46% more expensive than Mombasa according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$952
$518
Cost of Living
$339
$337
Average Salary
$543
$239
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$417.52
$183.74
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$205.41
$232.74
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$954.19
$329.2
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$528.64
$387.08

Salaries And Financing

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$339.38
$336.85
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%14.78
%0.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$61.83
$27.56
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.03
$0.03
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$61.73
$33.69

Markets

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.04
$0.88
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$0.61
$0.47
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.75
$1.86
Local Cheese (1kg)
$8.54
$4.29
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.24
$0.51
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$10.55
$6.43
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.03
$1.63
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.72
$1.84
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$2.37
$1.99
Apples (1kg)
$2.57
$2.08
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$6.76
$5.21
Oranges (1kg)
$1.84
$0.82
Potato (1kg)
$1.34
$1.18
Lettuce (1 head)
$1
$0.69
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.89
$1.36
Tomato (1kg)
$1.28
$1.01
Banana (1kg)
$1.3
$0.82
Onion (1kg)
$1.14
$0.92
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$4.99
$4.59

Transportation

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$0.7
$0.58
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$28.48
$45.93
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.01
$1.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$9,186.94
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.99
$2.53
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.84
$1.38
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$3.06
$2.14
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$6,430.86

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$33.62
$20.21
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$29.15
$30.62
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$60.75
$37.97
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$50.97
$39.2

Restaurants

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$5.67
$3.9
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$27
$25.72
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$6.89
$6.43
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$2.19
$2.6
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3
$2.99
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.59
$0.55
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.64
$0.49
Cappuccino (regular)
$2.39
$2.39

Sports And Leisure

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$58.61
$31.13
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$6.87
$9.19
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$7.35
$6.74

Childcare

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$252.2
$185.04
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$9,014.85
$3,103.14

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Nairobi
Mombasa
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$4,412.56
$9,186.94
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$923.29
$0