Best And Cheapest Estates To Live In Nairobi With Affordable Rent

Nairobi has over 30 estates, where most of them are built for middle-income earners. The best estates to live in Nairobi are those with plenty of water, provide easy access to roads, are secure and affordable.

The most expensive estates are the best in terms of security, availability of water and comfort. But it’s hard to manage the rent since most of the apartments in these estates go for at least Ksh 50,000 per month.

The best estates for the rich include:

  1. Karen
  2. Runda
  3. Muthaiga
  4. Lavington
  5. Kitisuru
  6. Nyari
  7. Westlands
  8. Kilimani
  9. Kileleshwa

If you are earning Ksh 300,000-Ksh 1.5million, these are the estates to live, but if your salary is less than Ksh 300, 000, there are estates better for you.

The best and most secure estates for the middle-income earners in Nairobi include:

  1. South B
  2. South C
  3. Nairobi West
  4. Hurlingham
  5. Savannah
  6. Donholm
  7. Nyayo
  8. Dagoretti Corner
  9. Kabete
  10. Kikuyu
  11. Kahawa Sukari
  12. Langata
  13. Parklands
  14. Buruburu
  15. Kasarani
  16. Imara Daima


The rent in these estates is Ksh15, 000-Ksh25, 000 per one-bedroom house. Bedsitters cost Ksh 9,000-Ksh15, 000 while a two-bedroom apartment goes for Ksh 20,000-Ksh45, 000.

They are suitable for people earning Ksh 40,000-Ksh 150,000. There are also houses for people who make less than Ksh 40,000.

Finally, if you are earning less than Ksh30, 000 and you don’t want to overspend to sustain your life, these are the best estates for you.

  1. Embakasi
  2. Roysambu
  3. Kahawa West
  4. Rongai
  5. Satellite
  6. Umoja
  7. Komarock
  8. Ngong
  9. Kahawa Wendani
  10. Ruiru

We have left estates like Mathare, Kibera, Korogocho and Huruma because of many factors that would not favour you.

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