Nairobi has gained a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in Africa. It has been ranked as the most expensive city to live in Kenya in many instances.
Many towns in this country are very affordable, from cheap housing to low cost of living standards. Most of these are countryside towns that are home to a majority of the Kenyan population.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, over-reliance on purchased food is a factor that contributes to high costs of living. The affordable towns in Kenya therefore, depend on other sources like agriculture and tourism making them very affordable
This is one of the biggest towns in Kenya located in the heart of Rift Valley. Eldoret has access to international airports making it a very lucrative and great place to reside in. Life in Eldoret is a lot like life in any of the other big Kenyan towns
With all that farmland, food in Eldoret is very cheap. Housing is generally cheap, but this depends on which part of town you want to live in. There are some high-risk areas where the prices are almost as high as they are in Nairobi.
Known for being an entertainment hub for ‘Nairobians’, Nakuru is one of the most affordable towns in Kenya. Statistics show that food or eating out in Nakuru is 43% cheaper than in Nairobi. Other factors such as housing, transportation, education, and electricity are very affordable
Located in Western Kenya. Kitale depends majorly on agriculture especially maize and dairy products which makes it affordable. Housing, food, and even transport within this area is very affordable. Mostly due to low demand.
Naivasha is known for being a tourist town. The housing is very affordable just as is the price to various commodities. When it comes to transport, it is generally cheap, but it depends on the season
Being one of the biggest cities in Kenya, one might think that Mombasa is a very expensive place, you’re right, partly. It all depends on the area one is living in. South Coast in particular is not as affordable as most people would think. Mombasa itself is quite affordable.
This is another agricultural town in western Kenya considered affordable. Since many residents produce their own food here, grocery prices in Kakamega are a little lower than they are in most towns. Housing is also very affordable and so is transportation
Nanyuki is synonymous with soldiers, coffee houses, and quite a bit of dust. The town enjoys quite a bit of rain and an outstanding view of Mt. Kenya. The cost of food is very friendly. Housing is also rather cheap and entertainment is affordable depending on where you go.