Kenya vs Kyrgyzstan - Cost of Living Comparison

Kenya Kyrgyzstan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$608
$441
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1593
$1208
🏠 One person rent
$223
$196
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$355
🍽️ Food expenses
$225
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$19.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$434
$248
💸 GDP per capita
$1879
$1176
😃 Human freedom index
6.73
7.18
❤️ Life expectancy
67
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
27
🌐 English speaking %
18.8%
2%
🎓 Higher education
70
28
😀 Quality of life
50
41
🏙️ Population
48.5M
6.2M

The average cost of living in Kenya ($608) is 38% more expensive than in Kyrgyzstan ($441). Kenya ranked 140th vs 186th for Kyrgyzstan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Kenya compared to 0.6 months in Kyrgyzstan. Ranked 87th and 125th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Kenya vs Kyrgyzstan

We calculate prices for Kenya and Kyrgyzstan as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 9 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.

Kenya Kyrgyzstan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.43
$3.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.6
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.39
$3.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
$1.53
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$1.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$256
$247
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$131
$140
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$623
$433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$311
$278
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.1
$21.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$32.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.1
$13.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.62%
16.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3494
$791
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$769
$677
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.85
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$32.1
$6.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.3
$2.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.45
$0.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.61
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.4
$4.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.68
$6.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$0.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$0.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.3
$0.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.43
$5.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$0.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.18
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.49
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.68
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37
$30.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.76
$3.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.8
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.46
$2.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.3
$28.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38
$60.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$122
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6714
$14970

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Cities Comparison in Kenya vs Kyrgyzstan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Kyrgyzstan

City Cost of living Population
Bishkek
$466
1.05M
Osh
$399
334K
Jalal-Abad
$396
89K
Tokmok
$373
53.2K
Naryn
$412
34.8K
Talas
$413
32.9K
Kant
$413
21.6K
Toktogul
$396
16.4K
Cholpon-Ata
$412
11.5K