Most affordable and safest estates: With the higher cost of living in Kenya, you probably want to live a comfortable life at a minimum cost.
Below are some of the most affordable estates to live in Nairobi this year:
Home to one of Kenya’s largest malls, Thika Road Mall, Roysambu is inhabited by the upcoming middle-class as well as those fresh graduates who’ve just gotten jobs. The area is not just home to Kenyans but to a whole bunch of Nigerians, Rwandese and Congolese people.
Its close proximity to the Thika Superhighway makes it a favourite, especially among people who just work in the capital city. One bedroom house goes for KES. 15, 000-Sh.20, 000 per month and a bedsitter go for between KES. 8, 000 to Sh.12,000.
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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 fro the CBD is quite affordable for the working class.
A bedsitter goes for an average KES. 7,000 ksh per month and one-bedroom costing between 13,000ksh – 16, 000ksh per month.
This upcoming area is located North West of Nairobi at the Western end of the Northern Bypass. 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.
Rental prices in Ruaka have gone up owing to many people relocating there as well as the presence of Two Rivers Mall.
Bedsitters go for an average of between KES. 7,000-Sh10,000 per month whereas one bedroom goes for between Sh15,000-Sh20,000 a month.
The town is said to be “outside Kenya” due to its far-flung 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 centres where people from the area can purchase stuff without having to go to the CBD.
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 KES. 10,000 – 15, 000Ksh and a bedsitter go for between 6,000ksh and 9,000ksh.
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 KES. 10,000 on average.
It is one of the oldest estates in Nairobi and has over the years witnessed the mushrooming of multi-storey apartments and flats. It is preferred by singles and newly employed youths.
One bedroom goes for between Sh 10,000-Sh 18,000 per month, while a bedsitter goes for Sh 5,500-Sh 12,000 per month.
It is a favourite 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.
9. Kahawa Sukari/Wendani
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 especially for those living around Quickmart Supermarket in Kahawa Sukari.
A bedsitter goes for about Sh8,000 while one-bedroom averages between Sh10,000-Sh15,000.
They are located in Westlands, Nairobi and play host to both the middle class and lower class.
Uthiru is one of the cheapest estates to live in Nairobi; one bedroom goes for between Sh.8,000-Sh.13,000, bedsitter goes for between KES. 5,000-Sh 8,000.