Cost of Living Comparison

KES
COMPARED TO
USD

New York is 3.5 times more expensive than Kenya.

If you lived in New York instead of Kenya, you would:
local_dining

pay 3.4 times more for restaurants

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.62
KES375.91
$16.54 +356.5%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.14
KES637.13
$8.22 +33.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.50
KES52.26
$1.99 +294.8%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.47
KES48.81
$1.69 +259.7%
Average +236.2%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.7 times more for groceries

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.47
KES49.27
$2.83 +496.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.32
KES448.34
$5.82 +34.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $2.54
KES263.14
$3.60 +41.8%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.66
KES172.32
$2.51 +51.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.87
KES297.25
$4.20 +46.6%
Apples (1 lb) $0.88
KES91.39
$2.11 +139.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.45
KES46.36
$0.75 +67.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.65
KES67.63
$2.07 +218.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.51
KES52.78
$2.24 +340.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.41
KES42.85
$1.35 +227.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.43
KES44.67
$1.36 +215.8%
Average +170.9%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 89.4% more for transportation

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.82
KES396.41
$2.64 -30.9%
Monthly public transit pass $29.68
KES3,079.51
$114.92 +287.2%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $14,369.93
KES1,490,879.63
$24,097.40 +67.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $14.38
KES1,491.84
$19.22 +33.7%
Average +89.4%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of transportation
home

pay 6.7 times more for housing

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$37.89
KES3,931.00
$66.75 +76.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $190.67
KES19,782.18
$1,623.24 +751.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $117.50
KES12,190.18
$1,350.32 +1049.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$25.62
KES2,658.44
$124.44 +385.6%
Average +565.6%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 5.4 times more for childcare

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $139.24
KES14,445.78
$1,056.71 +658.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,630.51
KES584,164.87
$18,103.69 +221.5%
Average +440.2%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 2.6 times more for entertainment and sports

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.17
KES225.38
$5.11 +135.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.40
KES248.79
$4.03 +68.2%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.12
KES219.81
$11.77 +455.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $49.41
KES5,126.43
$41.61 -15.8%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $5.90
KES611.64
$13.69 +132.1%
Average +155.1%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 92.9% more for clothing

  Kenya help_outline New York help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$22.55
KES2,339.73
$44.22 +96.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$24.17
KES2,507.74
$36.40 +50.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$45.49
KES4,719.91
$72.06 +58.4%
Men's business shoes (leather) $34.85
KES3,615.70
$92.93 +166.6%
Average +92.9%

Kenya vs. New York - Cost of clothing
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