What is middle class salary in Kenya?


Middle class salary in Kenya range between Ksh 100,000 and Ksh 300,000 per month. With a salary of Ksh 100, 000, you will own a personal car, take your children to school and live in a good apartment in Nairobi paying monthly rent of Ksh 15,000.

The middle class of today is not the middle class of the year 2010.Cost of living has gone high. In 2010 middle class could earn Ksh 50,000 and live comfortably, but today Ksh50k is not enough to survive with in Nairobi.

Lower class or poor population are those earning less than a dollar per day. But we have also added those earning less than Ksh 30,000 monthly and living in Nairobi .Upper lower class earn Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 70,000 while middle class earn above Ksh 100,000.

The rich earn over Ksh 500,000 and are less than 1% of the Kenyan population.

Careers that can retain you in the middle class category include:

  1. Medical Doctor
  2. Lawyer
  3. Managers in big institutions
  4. Lecturers
  5. Engineers
  6. Working in counties
  7. Working in parastatals
  8. NGO jobs
  9. Auditors
  10. Software developers
  11. News Anchors
  12. Managers
  13. Procurement

You can also be a middle income earner if you are running a successful business.

In Kenya, anyone making over Ksh2,000 per day belongs to the middle income class.Those earning above Ksh 20,000 per day are classified as rich.


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