A market analysis by Sokodirectory has shown that the retail price for a 90 Kg bag of green grams in Nairobi is higher than in Nakuru by over 4,000 shillings.
In Nairobi, the retail price of a 90 Kg bag of green grams currently stands at 11,340 shillings while the wholesale price is 11,070 shillings. Therefore, for every 90 Kg bag of green grams, market vendors are making a profit of 270 shillings.
156 kilometers away from Nairobi in Nakuru, the retail price of green grams is a mere 7,200 shillings against a wholesale price of 6,480 shillings.
A kilogram of green grams in Nakuru is 80 shillings while in Nairobi it is 126 shillings.
Green peas, commonly known as Minji is retailing at 5,760 shillings in Nairobi and 5,040 shillings in Nakuru for every 90 Kgs.
Market vendors in Nairobi are making a kill for every 90 Kg bag of green peas because after buying the green peas for 5,220 shillings on wholesale, they make a whopping 540 shillings from retail.
Meanwhile, in Nakuru, market vendors are making a profit of only 180 shillings from a 90Kg bag on retail from 4,860 shillings on wholesale.
The table below shows a summary of the market prices: