Monthly Budget for Sudanese Citizens in Kenya


If you are a Sudanese planning to stay in Kenya, you should set aside money to use for the period you will be living in Kenya. The ideal monthly budget is US$1000.This money is enough to pay rent, buy food, for transport and miscellaneous expenses.

In Kenya, the budget depends on where you’ll live, there are estates which are very expensive, others are cheap. The best monthly rent in Nairobi range between $100 and $500.On average you will spend $200 per month on rent.

Here is the correct budget for a month in Kenya:

Rent—$100 to $500

Food—$100 to $200



Other expenses—$200

Other expenses include electricity cost, airtime, water bills and medical.

Most South Sudanese Citizens live in Nairobi and Nakuru.In Nairobi the best estates to live in are Kilimani,Kileleshwa,South C,South B,Nairobi West,Kitengela,Hurlingham,Along Thika Road and Donholm.In these estates,monthly rent is between $150 and $500.For the rich Sudanese, there are good estates for you,like Runda,Karen or Muthaiga which charge monthly rent of $1000 to $3000.

Transport mostly is public transport which is very cheap.You will spend $1 to $5 per day depending on how far the estate is from where you board the matatu.If you prefer online taxi companies like Uber or Bolt, you will spend at least $5 per day.

There are estates for middle class and low class. In Nairobi if you don’t have enough cash,rent a bedsitter or single room, it will cost you $30 to $100.In these estates,food is cheap and transport is affordable as well.You might find yourself spending less than $500 per month.Such estates include Donholm,Umoja ,Ngong and Githurai.


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