Cost of Living in Thika

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$414
$1155
🛋️ Without rent
$302
$896
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$112
$259
🍽️ Food
$189
$486
🚐 Transport
$70.8
$199
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$488
😀 Quality of life
43
🏙️ Population
279K

The average cost of living in Thika is $414, which is in the top 6% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8725th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 10 in Kenya.

The median after-tax salary is $488, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 6766th (TOP 73%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Kenya. With an estimated population of 279K, Thika is the 6th largest city in Kenya.

✈️ Closest airport 35 km Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 14.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2283 Kenyatta University
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Prices in Thika

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$1.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$97.9
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$76.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$215
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$10.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$15.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2006
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$503
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$25.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.36
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.32
👖 Brand Jeans
$15.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3861

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