Eritrea vs Kenya - Cost of Living Comparison

Eritrea Kenya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$516
$608
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1250
$1593
🏠 One person rent
$230
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$414
$455
🍽️ Food expenses
$188
$225
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$299
$434
💸 GDP per capita
$643
$1879
😃 Human freedom index
4.8
6.73
❤️ Life expectancy
66.7
67
👮 Corruption perceptions index
22
30
🌐 English speaking %
0%
18.8%
🎓 Higher education
13
70
😀 Quality of life
16
50
🏙️ Population
3.5M
48.5M

The average cost of living in Eritrea ($516) is 15% less expensive than in Kenya ($608). Eritrea ranked 170th vs 140th for Kenya in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Eritrea compared to 0.7 months in Kenya. Ranked 191st and 87th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Eritrea vs Kenya

We calculate prices for Eritrea and Kenya as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eritrea Kenya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.86
$3.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.9
$23.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.41
$5.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$1.54
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$143
$131
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$623
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$311
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$26.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$39.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.5
$41.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.23%
13.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1056
$3494
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$603
$769
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.85
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
$32.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.44
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.74
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$6.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$4.68
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.86
$8.43
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.3
$1.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.09
$2.49
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.8
$3.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.1
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.2
$37
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.91
$5.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.01
$4.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.9
$18.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.6
$38
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.6
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2829
$6714

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Cities Comparison in Eritrea vs Kenya

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Eritrea

City Cost of living Population
Asmara
$522
963K
Keren
$484
120K
Massawa
$484
39.8K
Mendefera
$482
28.5K

In Kenya

City Cost of living Population
Nairobi
$716
5.55M
Meru
$422
1.83M
Mombasa
$599
1.2M
Kisumu
$494
410K
Nakuru
$462
308K
Thika
$414
279K
Eldoret
$445
194K
Machakos
$384
114K
Mumias
$443
100K
Malindi
$350
120K