Average cost of trip to Nairobi (Kenya)

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Nairobi (Kenya)

Updated April 22, 2020

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Nairobi (Kenya)? You should plan to spend around Ksh19,121.82 ($130.94) per day on your trip to Nairobi (Kenya) for one person and Ksh23,348.07 ($159.88) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (Ksh14,895.57 $102.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (Ksh3,239.06 $22.18) and some entertainment (Ksh5,213.45 $35.70) for two. Find more about Nairobi (Kenya) travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Nairobi (Kenya) cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Nairobi (Kenya) is around Ksh251,372.87 ($1,721.32) for one person and around Ksh377,624.10 ($2,585.85) for a couple including flights. September is the cheapest month to go to Nairobi (Kenya).

Budget

One Week for Two Ksh227,608.94 ≈ $1,558.59
Two Weeks for Two Ksh330,755.93 ≈ $2,264.91

Comfort

One Week for Two Ksh377,624.10 ≈ $2,585.85
Two Weeks for Two Ksh527,129.87 ≈ $3,609.61

High-end

One Week for Two Ksh547,441.98 ≈ $3,748.70
Two Weeks for Two Ksh807,664.06 ≈ $5,530.62
Nairobi Travel Budget

Nairobi (Kenya)

Currency KES (Kenyan Shilling)
Exchange Rate 100KES $
Timezone Africa/Nair…
Current Time 18:00
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 01 Oct 2023, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit Nairobi (Kenya)?

A lot of people want to visit Nairobi (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 Nairobi from

How much does it cost to fly to Nairobi? High season for flights to Nairobi (Kenya) spans from July to August — prepare to pay $802.00 and more for your return flight to Nairobi (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 $611.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Nairobi

How much do hotels charge per night in Nairobi? High season in Nairobi (Kenya) runs from September to November. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $155.00. Low season spans from December to January. You can get a room for a night for as low as $49.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

3*, 4* Hotels. Double rooms in 3*, 4* Hotels cost around $117.67 per night, but prices can go up to 31% higher during high season.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $28.36 per night, but prices can go up to 446% higher during high season.

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Added Type of Accomodation Month of Stay Price Per Night, $
Sept. 21, 2021 AirBnB September $27.40
Sept. 16, 2021 AirBnB September $27.40
Sept. 11, 2021 AirBnB September $25.40
Sept. 6, 2021 AirBnB September $27.40
Sept. 1, 2021 AirBnB September $26.20
Aug. 27, 2021 AirBnB August $24.80
Aug. 22, 2021 AirBnB August $24.40
Aug. 17, 2021 AirBnB August $23.40
Aug. 12, 2021 AirBnB August $24.40
Aug. 7, 2021 AirBnB August $25.20

🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Nairobi

How much does food in Nairobi cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Nairobi is Ksh0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Nairobi would cost you around Ksh410.36 ($2.81). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around Ksh1,930.58 ($13.22). 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 Nairobi is around Ksh78.86 ($0.54). A soft drink is around Ksh87.62 ($0.60) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around Ksh294.99 ($2.02) when you buy it in a bar.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Nairobi
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink Ksh87.62 ≈$0.60
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water Ksh78.86 ≈$0.54
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer Ksh294.99 ≈$2.02
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh1,930.58 ≈$13.22
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🌯 Street Food Ksh410.36 ≈$2.81
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April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink Ksh68.64 $0.47
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer Ksh204.45 $1.40
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh1,020.78 $6.99
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food Ksh1,020.78 $6.99
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh681.98 $4.67
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Ksh4,094.82 $28.04
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer Ksh477.53 $3.27
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink Ksh87.62 $0.60
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water Ksh78.86 $0.54
April 20, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink Ksh68.64 $0.47

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Nairobi

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Nairobi?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Nairobi
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh1,092.34 ≈$7.48
🕺 Night Club
🏄 Experience
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Ksh1,092.34 $7.48

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Nairobi

How much does airport transfer cost in Nairobi? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately Ksh254.10 ($1.74).

How much does airport transfer cost in Nairobi? Renting a car in Nairobi would cost you around Ksh13,181.12 ($90.26) a day.

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Nairobi
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Transfers
🚍 Airport Transfer
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi Ksh254.10 ≈$1.74
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport Ksh108.07 ≈$0.74
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Transport Rentals
🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh13,181.12 ≈$90.26
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April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi Ksh273.09 $1.87
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Ksh109.53 $0.75
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh14,249.51 $97.58
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh14,605.75 $100.02
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh13,715.16 $93.92
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh12,824.56 $87.82
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh12,646.44 $86.60
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh11,399.61 $78.06
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh13,358.92 $91.48
April 17, 2020 🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day Ksh12,468.32 $85.38

☀ Weather in Nairobi

The hottest season in Nairobi 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 Nairobi travel budget

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Destination in Kenya Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Nairobi 1721.3 581 714 77.6 125.0 33.7 190.1

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