Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
KES

Virgin Islands is 2.6 times more expensive than Kenya.

If you lived in Kenya instead of Virgin Islands, you would:
local_dining

pay 60.9% less for restaurants

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $19.38 $4.34
KES450.51
-77.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.83 $6.91
KES716.72
-11.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.83 $0.49
KES50.41
-73.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $2.04 $0.43
KES44.50
-79.0%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 64.5% less for groceries

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$4.23 $0.51
KES52.65
-88.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.78 $1.91
KES198.40
-66.9%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.84 $3.17
KES329.25
-53.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.17 $1.74
KES180.82
-44.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.60 $2.82
KES292.90
-49.6%
Apples (1 lb) $2.97 $1.25
KES129.79
-57.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.47 $0.56
KES57.87
-62.0%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.97 $0.70
KES72.17
-76.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.78 $0.55
KES57.17
-80.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.71 $0.70
KES72.30
-59.3%
Onions (1 lb) $2.10 $0.52
KES54.03
-75.1%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 41.0% less for transportation

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.14 $4.06
KES420.81
+29.0%
Monthly public transit pass $30.00 $24.43
KES2,534.11
-18.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) ?? $15,000.49
KES1,556,300.16
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $34.85 $13.24
KES1,374.05
-62.0%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of transportation
home

pay 84.4% less for housing

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$86.29 $31.19
KES3,236.37
-63.9%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,275.31 $216.89
KES22,501.86
-83.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,023.96 $129.05
KES13,389.22
-87.4%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$206.28 $28.09
KES2,914.35
-86.4%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 57.5% less for childcare

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $450.00 $128.85
KES13,368.36
-71.4%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $13,000.00 $5,588.98
KES579,856.47
-57.0%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 51.5% less for entertainment and sports

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.12 $2.02
KES209.96
-50.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $5.21 $2.42
KES251.22
-53.5%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.17 $2.07
KES215.02
-59.9%
Monthly membership at local gym $93.12 $44.86
KES4,654.03
-51.8%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.83 $5.63
KES583.61
-42.8%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 50.4% less for clothing

  Virgin Islands help_outline Kenya help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$38.33 $21.90
KES2,271.70
-42.9%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.00 $27.87
KES2,891.62
-30.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$88.17 $43.12
KES4,473.91
-51.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $101.67 $40.08
KES4,158.53
-60.6%

Virgin Islands vs. Kenya - Cost of clothing
The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: November 2019

Help us improve these prices
MyLifeElsewhere is a collaborative project. Please enter price information for your location (Ashburn, VA, United States) to help assist us in making these comparisons more accurate. Learn more
Narrow your comparison by city:
Select a city in Virgin Islands:
Select a city in Kenya:
For example, try comparing the cost of living in Charlotte Amalie vs. Nairobi
question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY
Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Kenya. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.