Average cost of trip to Kenya

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Kenya

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Kenya? You should plan to spend around Ksh54,976.30 ($500.83) per day on your trip to Kenya for one person and Ksh101,170.97 ($921.66) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (Ksh8,781.63 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (Ksh88,573.72 $806.90) and some entertainment (Ksh3,815.62 $34.76) for two. Find more about Kenya travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Kenya cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Kenya is around Ksh545,878.56 ($4,972.91) for one person and around Ksh1,017,992.00 ($9,273.83) for a couple including flights. September is the cheapest month to go to Kenya.

Budget

One Week for Two Ksh613,481.49 ≈ $5,588.77
Two Weeks for Two Ksh1,183,967.96 ≈ $10,785.86

Comfort

One Week for Two Ksh1,017,992.00 ≈ $9,273.83
Two Weeks for Two Ksh1,838,393.80 ≈ $16,747.63

High-end

One Week for Two Ksh1,436,253.57 ≈ $13,084.16
Two Weeks for Two Ksh2,773,287.87 ≈ $25,264.45
Kenya Travel Budget

Kenya

Currency KES (Kenyan Shilling)
Exchange Rate 100KES $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 28 Feb 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit Kenya?

A lot of people want to visit Kenya and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to Kenya from

How much does it cost to fly to Kenya? High season for flights to Kenya spans from July to August — prepare to pay $915.00 and more for your return flight to Kenya. The period from January to June is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $698.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Kenya

How much do hotels charge per night in Kenya? High season in Kenya runs from September to October. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $44.00. Low season spans from June to August. You can get a room for a night for as low as $14.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $30.80 per night, but prices can go up to 42% higher during high season.

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Latest inputs for accommodation prices in Kenya
Added Type of Accomodation Month of Stay Price Per Night, $
Feb. 3, 2021 AirBnB February $27.25
Jan. 29, 2021 AirBnB January $27.83
Jan. 24, 2021 AirBnB January $30.42
Jan. 19, 2021 AirBnB January $25.33
Jan. 14, 2021 AirBnB January $24.17
Jan. 9, 2021 AirBnB January $21.67
Jan. 4, 2021 AirBnB January $28.75
Dec. 30, 2020 AirBnB December $31.25
Dec. 24, 2020 AirBnB December $27.50
Dec. 16, 2020 AirBnB December $25.17

🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Kenya

How much does food in Kenya cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Kenya is Ksh0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Kenya would cost you around Ksh23,637.95 ($215.34). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around Ksh825.47 ($7.52). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in Kenya is around Ksh148.19 ($1.35). A soft drink is around Ksh54.89 ($0.50) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around Ksh151.48 ($1.38) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are Ksh322.72 ($2.94) per cocktail.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Kenya
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink Ksh54.89 ≈$0.50
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water Ksh148.19 ≈$1.35
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer Ksh151.48 ≈$1.38
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🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail Ksh322.72 ≈$2.94
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh825.47 ≈$7.52
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🌯 Street Food Ksh23,637.95 ≈$215.34
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April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink Ksh51.59 $0.47
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer Ksh153.68 $1.40
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh767.29 $6.99
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food Ksh767.29 $6.99
April 23, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail Ksh325.00 $2.96
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water Ksh197.00 $1.79
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh650.00 $5.92
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food Ksh35,675.37 $325.00
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh197.00 $1.79
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh512.63 $4.67

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Kenya

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Kenya?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Kenya
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh638.86 ≈$5.82
🕺 Night Club
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Added Type of Entertainment of Activity Price, KES
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh470.00 $4.28
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh821.08 $7.48
April 20, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh470.00 $4.28

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Kenya

How much does airport transfer cost in Kenya? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately Ksh334.80 ($3.05).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Kenya
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Transfers
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi Ksh334.80 ≈$3.05
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport Ksh273.33 ≈$2.49
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🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day
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April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Ksh94.00 $0.86
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi Ksh470.00 $4.28
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi Ksh205.27 $1.87
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Ksh82.33 $0.75
April 20, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Ksh470.00 $4.28
April 20, 2020 🚖 Taxi Ksh470.00 $4.28

☀ Weather in Kenya

The hottest season in Kenya runs from January to April. The average temperature is around 28 °C. The rainy season is from October to December with average rainfall of 90mm.

🤑 Calculate your Kenya travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in Kenya Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Kenya 4972.9 715 560 2824.2 121.6 42.5 709.7

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