Nairobi

Housing 

Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Westlands/Gigri Area
• Karen/Lagata Area
• Lanvington Area
• Runda Estate
• Riverside
• Rosslyne Estate
• Kileshwa
• Brooksidee

Rental Housing Cost

Rent depends on the type, size, and location of the property:

Apartment:
• 2 Bed: 75,000 – 100,000 KSH
• 3 Bed: 85,000 – 150,000 KSH

Houses:
• 3 Bed: 250,000 – 350,000 KSH
• 4 Bed: 280,000 – 450,000 KSH

 

Local Details

Transportation

Most expats will drive their own car or have a driver. Traffic congestion however can be a major issue.

Fun Facts

Kenya is located on the equator, however due to it’s elevation, Nairobi is spared the high temperatures experienced in other parts. Summer clothes can be worm year round however it can get quite cool at night. Nairobi is also known as ‘The Green City in the Sun’ due to vast stretches of dense forest. It is also home to a national park with many of the Big 5 living with the back drop of a major African city.

Local Currency

KSH