How Much Are You Paying For Essential Products In August 2022?

By Lynnet Okumu / Published August 26, 2022 | 3:08 pm




KEY POINTS

800g of Jamaa Cream bar Soap is 179 shillings at Naivas supermarket. The same quantity goes for 194 shillings at Carrefour while 170 shillings at Cleanshelf.


Economy

KEY TAKEAWAYS


The cost of a 400-gram loaf of bread ranges from between 58 and 62 shillings across supermarkets, while a 500ml packet of milk can be obtained from between 54 to 70 shillings.

A 2kg and 5Kg of pearl Pishori Rice is 640 and 1,600 shillings respectively at Naivas and Carrefour supermarkets.


A spot check at three different supermarkets shows that the cost of essential products varies in different shopping outlets. This means you can save some cash if you walk around and compare prices before settling on a purchase.

For instance, 800g of Jamaa Cream bar Soap is 179 shillings at Naivas supermarket. The same quantity goes for 194 shillings at Carrefour while 170 shillings at Cleanshelf.

A liter of Fresh Fri cooking oil is selling for 436 shillings at Naivas and Cleanshelf, while 359 shillings at Carrefour. A 5 liter of the same brand is 1,993 shillings at Carrefour while 1,699 shillings at Naivas and Cleanshelf supermarkets.

A 2kg bag of Exe, Ajab, and Pembe wheat flour at Naivas is currently retailing at 195 shillings, 205 shillings, and 193 shillings, respectively.

The same commodities are going for 200 shillings (Exe), 204 shillings (Ajab), and 197 shillings (Pembe). At Clean shelf, the Ajab brand goes for 204 shillings, Pembe for 198 shillings, and Ex for 200 shillings.

A 10Kg bag of Soko maize Flour is selling for 1,067 while the 2kg ad 1kg packets are retailing at 211 ad 106 shillings respectively at CleaShelf supermarket.

At Carrefour, a 2kg Packet of Soko and Pembe Maize flour is retailing at 209 shillings ad 195 shillings respectively. The same quantity of Jogoo brand is selling for 195 shillings.

A tray carrying 12 eggs goes for 520 shillings at Naivas, 481 shillings at Carrefour, and 450 shillings at Cleanshelf.

A four-pack of Toilex, Velvex, and Sifa tissue paper rolls sell for 160, 223, and 162 shillings at Carrefour. The prices set at Naivas Supermarket for the same products are 148 shillings for Toilex and 204 for Velvex.

The cost of a 400-gram loaf of bread ranges from between 58 and 62 shillings across supermarkets, while a 500ml packet of milk can be obtained from between 54 to 70 shillings.

A 2kg and 5Kg of pearl Pishori Rice is 640 and 1,600 shillings respectively at Naivas and Carrefour supermarkets.

Even though most farmers across regions such as Western, South Rift and Nyanza have harvested produce, the cost of maize is still above the roof for most consumers.

Before the harvests, maize costs between 5,800 to 6000 shillings per 90kg bag. With just a slight reduction, maize prices have now declined from 6,000 to Sh5,600 shillings in Eldoret. The price of the product has reduced from 5,900 to 5,400 shillings in Kisumu and 5,600 down from 5,900 shillings in Nakuru.

Kenyans have attributed the current situation to the high taxes that they pay, high cost of energy, fuel as well as high cost of production, and inputs leading to higher cost of output.

Even as politics continue to take center stage in the country, Kenyans are hopeful that whoever will take the top seat will reduce the cost of basic commodities and thus ease the cost of living.

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