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Most affordable and safest estates (and places) to live in Nairobi

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Most affordable and safest estates: With the higher costs of living which is currently prevalence 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:

1. Roysambu

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 favorite especially among people who just work in the capital city. One bedroom house goes for Sh15, 000-Sh.20, 000 per month and a bedsitter goes for between kSh.8, 000 to Sh.12,000.

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2. 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 fro the CBD is quite affordable for the working class.

A bedsitter goes for an average 7,000ksh per month and one bedroom costing between 13,000ksh – 16, 000ksh per month.

3. Ruaka

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 Sh7,000-Sh10,000 per month whereas one-bedroom goes for between Sh15,000-Sh20,000 a month.

4. Rongai

The town 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 centers where people from the area can purchase stuff without having to go to the CBD.

5. 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 KSh 10,000 – 15, 000Ksh and a bedsitter goes for between 6,000ksh and 9,000ksh.


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