How much money do you need to live comfortably in Kenya


If you want to live in Kenya, the amount of money you need in order to live comfortably is Ksh 200,000 and above per month. But it all depends on the town or city you wish to settle in. Kenya is big and one can settle in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Naivasha or any other major town. There are no restrictions to anyone.

Amount of money you need to live comfortably in Nairobi

You need Ksh 200,000 to Ksh 600,000 per month to live comfortably in Nairobi. This is equivalent to $1300 to $4000.

There are many estates to live in Nairobi but the best ones include: Kilimani, Karen, Roselyn, Runda, Muthaiga, Lavingtone, Kileleshwa and Gigiri.Here, monthly rent will cost Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 250,000($700 to $1200).

The only headache in Nairobi is rent. Once you have paid rent, you can survive on less than Ksh 50,000($350) per month.

Food in Nairobi is also not very expensive, this should not worry you.In a month, you will spend Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000 on food($100 to $200)

There are also other less expensive estates to stay which are equally secure with enough water. South B,South C,Ngong,Ruiru and Parklands are some of the estates.You need to have Ksh 200,000 to Ksh 300,000 monthly in order to live comfortably in these estates.

How much money do you need to live comfortably Mombasa

Mombasa is one of the best tourist towns in East Africa.If you want to have fun and live comfortably in this city, you need Ksh 150,000 to Ksh 400,000 monthly, which is approximately $1200 to $4000.House rent is slightly lower in Mombasa compared to Nairobi.You will pay Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 120,000 per month for a magnificent house.This translates to $500 to $1200.

Food and other expenses will cost less than $1000 per month.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in other cities(Kisumu, Nakuru,Eldoret)

You need Ksh 100,000($1000) to Ksh 250,000($2500) to live comfortably in these 3 cities. Rent is cheaper than in Mombasa and Nairobi.A three-bedroom house will cost Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 50,000 which is equivalent to $300 to $500.Food and transport will also cost lower than in other cities. With $1500 per month, you will live your best life in these cities.


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