Best estates with houses to rent for Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000 per month in Nairobi


Not all estates in Nairobi are good, there are those which charge reasonable rent but security is not good. While you need a house to rent for Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000 per month, you also have to check whether there is plenty of water, security, parking space, how big the houses are, proximity to the road and also transport cost to your place of work.

With Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20, 000, you can secure a nice bedsitter, one bedroom or two bedroom house in Nairobi depending on the specific estate you wish to live in.But there are places, like Kilimani and Kileleshwa, where you can’t afford rent—they are too high and overpriced. In Kilimani, one bedroom will cost you not less than Ksh 40,000.

Here is a list of estates in Nairobi you can rent with Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000 per month

  1. Tassia
  2. Nyayo Estate
  3. Umoja
  4. Donholm
  5. Komarock
  6. Utawala
  7. Langata
  8. Rongai
  9. Ngong
  10. Roysambu
  11. Ruaka
  12. Kitengela
  13. Embakasi
  14. Kabete
  15. Satellite
  16. Dagoretti
  17. Kahawa Wendani
  18. Ruiru
  19. Kasarani
  20. South B
  21. Kahawa West
  22. Kayole
  23. Githurai


Tassia has magnificent houses which are also cheap. Security is also stable in the area. There is Quickmart supermarket, Carrefour and Naivas in the area,there are also nice schools to take your kids. The roads are tarmacked and water is in plenty.

With Ksh 15, 000, you can get a specious one bedroom house in Tassia.Bedsitters cost as low as Ksh 6,000

Nyayo Estate

This estate has modern houses with clean compound.Nyayo Estate is for the moneyed guys in Eastlands.Houses in the Estate are more expensive compared to those in adjacent estates.

The houses cost Ksh12,000 and above .One bedroom will cost Ksh 25,000 and above.

When you live in Nyayo Estate, you are assured of plenty of water, enough security and conducive environment.


Umoja is for the middle and low income earners .Here you can get a one bedroom house for Ksh 12,000.A bedsitter will cost you from Ksh 6,000 to Ksh 9,000 per month.

Security in Umoja is not bad and life is generally cheap here.

You will be using Jogoo Road to town which nowadays does not have a lot of traffic.From Umoja to Nairobi CBD it takes less than 20 minutes.


Donholm is near Umoja but houses in this estate are priced a bit higher. A bedsitter goes for Ksh 9,000 to Ksh 12,000.The houses are located near Jogoo road.

Donholm has several houses with own compound. If you want your own privacy, this is the estate you’ll live in.


Komarock is slightly far from Jogoo Road but it has decent houses. Most of the houses in this estate are self-contained. In Komarock, you can get a good self-contained one-bedroom house going for Ksh 12,000.

 Security in Komarock estate is not bad because most of the houses here are in gated communities.


One of the best and cheapest estates in Nairobi is Utawala.The estate is clean, it has the best schools, supermarkets and security.Utawala is where the Utawala Army Barracks is located. Here you’ll enjoy life and still pay reasonable rent. The rent for 1 bedroom house is between Ksh 10,000 and Ksh 15,000.A bedsitter goes for Ksh 5,000 to Ksh 8,000.

The only challenge for residents is the transport cost to town, which ranges between Ksh 160 and Ksh 250 per day.


Though Langata is one of the estates with people with money live, it also accommodates those paying rent of below Ksh20, 000.You can get a spacious house in Otiende for less than Ksh15,000.

One disadvantage of Langata is that there is rationing of water, almost weekly.


Rongai is cheap but if you are working in town, fare to and fro is high. If it rains, you’ll pay up to Ksh 300.But generally, Rongai is a cheap and comfortable estate.

But you can get one bedroom house for 8k.There are so many people living in Rongai and they work in town.


Ngong is a modern estate, it’s still developing. Most of the apartments in this area are new and cheap. With a budget of Ksh10, 000 to Ksh15, 000 you’ll get a nice one bedroom house to rent.


Roysambu is located in Thika Road and it’s among the best estates along the super highway. Houses are cheap, very cheap that even students are able to afford. If you are looking for a specious house in Roysambu for a budget of Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 15, 000, you’ll readily get it—a one bedroom house.

Roysambu is located near Githurai where you can also get cheap houses to rent. In Githurai you can get one bedroom for Ksh 7,000.


Ruaka is ideal for those working in Nairobi CBD and Westlands. The apartments can be as cheap as Ksh 10,000 depending on location.

Ruaka has numerous modern apartments.


Now that there is Nairobi Expressway, Kitengela is one of the places to live. It’s far from Nairobi CBD but the expressway will make it easier to access the CBD.

In Kitengela, one bedroom house will cost Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 14,000.A bedsitter goes for Ksh 5,000 to Ksh8,000


Embakasi is the biggest estate in Nairobi, it has a population of 800,000 to 1 million. In this estate, one can get a house for as low as Ksh 1,500.There are thousands of apartments in Embakasi.

One thing you’ll love about the estate is that it has plenty of water and enough security. Life is also cheap here—-it’s for hustlers.

You can live in Transami,Kware or Pipeline.


In Westlands, there are many low budget estates, they include Kabete and Kangemi.In Kabete you can get a decent one bedroom for as low as Ksh11, 000 and a bedsitter for 7k.

Kabete is ideal for those working in Westlands or City Center.

Satellite and Dagoretti

Satellite and Dagoretti are close to each other, they two estates have beautiful and cheap apartments. The houses here are rented for Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 15, 000, that’s for one bedroom house.

Dagoretti and Satellite are estate occupied mostly by people working along Ngong road.

South B

The cheapest one bedroom house in South B will cost you Ksh 15,000 per month while the cheapest bedsitter will go for Ksh 10,000.South B is generally an estate where those earning above 100k live.

Kahawa Wendani

Kahawa Wendani is also Kahawa Sukari.This is located near Kenyatta University and Kahawa Barracks. Most houses are occupied by students. There are cheap bedsitters in Kahawa Wendani, some costing even less than Ksh 6,000 per month. But with a family, you’ll need one bedroom house which you’ll rent for Ksh 12,000 to Ksh20, 000 per month.


Another good estate with cheap houses to live in Nairobi is Kasarani.One bedroom houses here cost Ksh 13,000 to Ksh 20,000.

Kasarani is where those doing work online live, others live in Kahawa Sukari.

Kahawa West

Kahawa West is past Roysambu. If a house in Roysambu costs Ksh 15, 000, expect to pay Ksh11, 000 in Kahawa West. Houses are very specious to attract clients.


Githurai is also another estate you should consider living in if your budget is Ksh10, 000.The estate used to be insecure but of late, security is good. It’s located along Thika road.


Kayole is not a bad estate though people say it’s not secure. There was a time it wasn’t secure but singe the gangs were killed, security was restored.


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