Cost of living in Mombasa, Kenya

Summary of cost of living in Mombasa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Shilling233,061
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Shilling105,562
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Mombasa
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Shilling566
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Shilling468
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Shilling316
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Shilling103
12 eggs, large Shilling176
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Shilling78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Shilling377
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Shilling205
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Shilling77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Shilling115
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Shilling1,334
2 liters of coca-cola Shilling138
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Shilling49
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Shilling78,854
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Shilling48,810
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Shilling9,866
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Shilling52,765
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Shilling29,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Shilling5,247
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Shilling2,822
40” flat screen tv Shilling37,094
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Shilling11,103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Shilling401
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Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Shilling3,871
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Shilling3,157
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Shilling4,543
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Shilling4,793
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Shilling2,902,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Shilling96
Monthly ticket public transport Shilling3,647
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Shilling1,118
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Shilling195
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Shilling847
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Shilling1,468
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Shilling652
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Shilling349
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Shilling341
4 rolls of toilet paper Shilling100
Tube of toothpaste Shilling132
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Shilling327
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Shilling1,861
2 tickets to the movies Shilling1,025
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Shilling15,035
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Shilling3,370
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Shilling897
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Shilling273
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Shilling220
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Shilling68,752
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Shilling4.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Shilling3,484
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Shilling230
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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