Thika travel budget

Thika: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Thika

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Thika for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 672* (71568 KES)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1739* (185234 KES)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3204* (341250 KES)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Thika compared to Kenya in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Thika in 2020 is 43% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Thika in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Thika by expense type

Restaurant budget in Thika

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Thika is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.4/person
($ 1.7 to $ 7.5)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8.1/person
($ 3.8 to $ 8.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 2.7 to $ 11)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 1.9 to $ 2.7)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Thika

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Thika is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 26/night
($ 26 to $ 26)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 34 to $ 137)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 34 to $ 85)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 175/night
($ 98 to $ 274)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 242/night
($ 219 to $ 263)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 52 to $ 54)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 153/month
($ 136 to $ 180)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 42/month
($ 39 to $ 46)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 52/month
($ 30 to $ 90)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 820/month
($ 759 to $ 913)

370% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Thika

On average, the price of supermarket food in Thika is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 17)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 9.7)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 5.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Thika

On average, the price of transport in Thika is 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
( $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Thika

On average, the cost of housing in Thika is 73% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 23/month
($ 23 to $ 23)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 28/month
($ 28 to $ 109)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 141/month
( $ 141)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 109/month
( $ 109)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 371/month
($ 318 to $ 425)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 266/month
($ 266 to $ 266)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 22/month
( $ 22)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 131/month
($ 131 to $ 539)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10690/yr
($ 5174 to $ 23713)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Thika

On average, budget for leisure activities in Thika is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 6.5 to $ 11)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.1/hr
( $ 5.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Thika

On average, shopping budget in Thika is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 23
($ 17 to $ 66)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 13 to $ 55)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 34
($ 34 to $ 109)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 39
($ 21 to $ 55)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Nairobi
London → Nairobi
London → Nairobi
$ 745
(fair price: $ 599)
New York City → Nairobi
New York City → Nairobi
New York City → Nairobi
$ 942
(fair price: $ 806)
Manchester → Nairobi
Manchester → Nairobi
Manchester → Nairobi
$ 688
(fair price: $ 611)
Los Angeles → Nairobi
Los Angeles  → Nairobi
Los Angeles  → Nairobi
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 882)
Dublin → Nairobi
Dublin → Nairobi
Dublin → Nairobi
$ 652
(fair price: $ 572)
Toronto (Ontario) → Nairobi
Toronto (Ontario) → Nairobi
Toronto (Ontario) → Nairobi
$ 1022
(fair price: $ 881)
Edinburgh → Nairobi
Edinburgh → Nairobi
Edinburgh → Nairobi
$ 733
(fair price: $ 654)
Sydney → Nairobi
Sydney → Nairobi
Sydney → Nairobi
$ 1530
(fair price: $ 1361)
Montreal → Nairobi
Montreal → Nairobi
Montreal → Nairobi
$ 1027
(fair price: $ 897)
Melbourne → Nairobi
Melbourne → Nairobi
Melbourne → Nairobi
$ 1469
(fair price: $ 1342)
Perth → Nairobi
Perth → Nairobi
Perth → Nairobi
$ 1518
(fair price: $ 1367)
Auckland → Nairobi
Auckland → Nairobi
Auckland → Nairobi
$ 1635
(fair price: $ 1467)

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About this information on the cost of living in Thika

The information about the cost of living in Thika shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Thika was updated on 19-10-2020.

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