10 Most Affordable Places To Live In Nairobi And Environs

By Getrude Mathayo / Published November 26, 2020 | 11:05 am



Nairobi

Choosing where you will when moving to Nairobi is a huge decision. It can have a huge impact on how comfortable you feel in your new surroundings and on how successful your relocation is.

With many Kenyans earning less than 50,000 shillings, you can understand the challenge they face in balancing their income and demands finding it hard to find some good housing whose rent can match the salary they earn per month.

Kikuyu

It is one of the fastest-growing areas in the region and is preferred by many Kenyans due to its affordability as being the only town that is on the bypass. The fare to and from the CBD is quite affordable.

A bedsitter goes for an average of 7,000 shillings per month and one-bedroom costing between 13,000 shillings to 16,000 shillings per month.

Roysambu

It is close to the Thika Superhighway makes it a favorite especially among people who just work in the capital city. It is one of Kenya’s largest malls, Thika Road Mall, Roysambu is inhabited by the upcoming middle-class.

One bedroom house goes for 15,000 shillings to 20, 000 shillings per month, and a bedsitter goes for between 8,000 shillings to 12,000 shillings.

Ruaka

Houses in Ruaka are quite affordable save for the presence of Two Rivers Mall which has seen the rental prices shoot up as more people are relocating to the area. The area is located North West of Nairobi at the Western end of the Northern Bypass.

A bedsitter goes for an average of 7,000 shillings per month and one-bedroom costs between 15,000 shillings to 20, 000 Shillings per month.

Rongai

The town is said to be outside Kenya due to its distance from Nairobi town. That aside, Rongai is a good area to settle in considering that it’s not populated as such compared to other areas in Nairobi.

The Maasai Mall is one of the popular shopping centers where people from the area can purchase stuff without having to go to the CBD.

Utawala

Another estate that is not really populated and would be a good choice for those looking for cheap houses. A bedsitter could go for Sh6,000 whereas a one-bedroom house costs at least Sh10,000 on average.

Embakasi

As a residential estate, it houses mostly lower-middle-income citizens. It is also a host to informal settlements like Mukuru Kwa Njenga. It plays host to a number of recreational facilities as well as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

One Bedroom house goes for 10,000 shillings to 15,000 shillings and a bedsitter goes for between 6,000 shillings and 9,000 shillings

Mlolongo

It is a favorite among many Kenyans as seen from the over 6,000 inhabitants who reside there. Situated along Mombasa Road, Mlolongo has affordable houses with one bedroom going averaging between Sh8,500-Sh15,000. A bedsitter will cost you about Sh6,500 a month.

Donholm

It is one of the oldest estates in Nairobi and has over the years witnessed the mushrooming of multi-story apartments and flats. One bedroom goes for between 10,000 shillings 18,000 shillings per month, while a bedsitter goes for Sh 5,500 to Sh 12,000 per month

Kahawa Sukari

Besides being inhabited by a lot of Kenyatta University students, an estate is a good place for the working class even though rent prices keep rising. A bedsitter goes for about 8,000 shillings while one-bedroom averages between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings

Kangemi/Uthiru

They are located in Westlands, Nairobi, and play host to both the middle class and lower class. One bedroom goes for between Sh.8,000 shillings to.13,000 shillings bedsitter goes for between 5,000 shillings 8,000 shillings.







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