If you earn a salary of less than 15,000 and live within Nairobi, then it means that you have to budget how you will spend that money reasonably and still have some little left to either save or invest.
A Ksh15,000 salary is “small” in Nairobi so it means you have to survive tactically or else you will always be broke a day after payday. With this salary, you can’t go to posh hotels and you cannot live in high-end houses of course.
You have to live within your means which means the most expensive house you can go for should have a tent peg of Ksh 5000 which also is not even a healthy option for you because that is 33% of your earnings.
Below are some of the cheapest places to rent in Nairobi if you earn a salary, not more than Ksh15,000.
Kinoo and Uthiru are a bit serene because they are not so near to the Central Business District.
In fact, basic things here like food are cheaper and so is accommodation.
Houses here range from as low as 1500 for mabati houses to hence you can choose which one you want to stay. Other cheaper and permanent structures rent at Ksh3500-6000 for bedsitters. One major setback, however, is insecurity.
Houses in Rongai are cheap and spacious. It is also a bit far away from town hence serenity. Rongai has amenities for both the average and the rich hence everybody’s need is catered for and security is not a big problem here.
Werth from ksh2500-8000, a favorable figure for people with a 15,000 salary. One major setback though, the crippling traffic jam.
Komarock is also an ideal place to rent for people earning a maximum of 15,000. Komarock has sprawling rentals with a minimum of Ksh1800-2500. It is not too far from the CBD hence a bit convenient.
Save for the frequent insecurity problems, Kayole is a cheap place to reside in Nairobi.
You can rent a house for as low as Ksh 2000 or even lower depending on the landlord.
Kariobangi is not a bad option when it comes to the general living costs, rent included. You can stay here in a house whose rent is around Ksh1800-3000.
Kibera has its share of problems just like any other place within a Capital City like it’s cleanliness level and insecurity but if really need a cheap house to stay, then Kibera may be one of the many options.
Umoja is not so far from the CBD. It provides housing for the rich to the average. There are 3-4 bedroom houses here, 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom, bedsitter and even the servant quarters and you can get a good crib for yourself for a cheap price of Ksh 3000 or even cheaper…that’s the lowest.
Huruma houses many people working in and around Nairobi and since most of the inhabitants here are not so well of, the renting prices are tailored to fit them hence if you earn a salary not more than Ksh 15000, you can go stay there.
Githurai, outspoken as it is for many of its vices, it is still one of the cheapest places to reside in Nairobi. Rent here is as low as Ksh1500 for mabati structures and even permanent structures too.
Another cheap place to live in Nairobi. Kawangware’s generally living cost is relatively cheap. The cheapest houses here go for around Ksh 2000-3000 but varies across different landlords.
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