Cost of Living in Kisumu | Kenya

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$521
$1355
🛋️ Without rent
$371
$1060
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$150
$295
🍽️ Food
$262
$672
🚐 Transport
$56
$154
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$490
🏙️ Population
410k

The average cost of living in Kisumu is $521, which is in the top 19% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7526th out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 10 in Kenya.

The median after-tax salary is $490, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months. Ranked 7999th (TOP 87%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Kenya. With an estimated population of 410k, Kisumu is the 4th largest city in Kenya.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmKisumu Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate28.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank10954Great Lakes University of Kisumu
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Prices in Kisumu

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.35
☕ Cappuccino
$2.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.47

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$374
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$202
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3119
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.93
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$23.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.81
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.74

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$73.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5087