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Top 10 Cheapest And Safest Places To Live In Nairobi And Its Environs

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Allow us to save you from the hustle of residence searching. That very elusive search for a bedsitter or one bed room may be pretty irritating at some instances.

Kenyans are finding it difficult to locate some desirable housing whose rent can match the income they earn per month. And with a lot of them earning much less than Sh50, 000 you can apprehend the challenge they face in balancing their earnings and needs.

Moreover, rental prices keep growing as the shortage of housing facilities keeps biting. That stated, Kenyanvoice News has compiled a listing of the regions in Nairobi with reasonably-priced and affordable houses simply to save you from the hustle of house-hunting. Here are Top 10 Cheapest And Safest Places To Live In Nairobi And Its Environs.

1. Roysambu

home to one of Kenya’s biggest malls, Thika road Mall, Roysambu is inhabited by the imminent middle-class in addition to those fresh graduates who’ve simply gotten jobs. The vicinity is not just home to Kenyans however to a whole bunch of Nigerians, Rwandese and Congolese people.

Its near proximity to the Thika Superhighway makes it a fave specially amongst those who just work within the capital city. One bedroom house is going for Sh15, 000-Sh.20, 000 per month and a bedsitter is going for between kSh.8, 000 to Sh.12,000.

2. Kikuyu

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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 7,000ksh per month and one bedroom costing between 13,000ksh – 16, 000ksh per month.

3. Ruaka

This upcoming place is positioned North West of Nairobi on the Western end of the Northern bypass. homes in Ruaka are quite lower priced save for the presence of Rivers Mall which has seen the condominium prices shoot up as more people are moving to the place.
Bedsitters go for an average of between Sh7,000-Sh10,000 per month while one bed room is going for between Sh15,000-Sh20,000 a month.

4. Rongai


The town stated to be “outside Kenya” because of its far-flung distance from Nairobi metropolis. That apart, Rongai is a great area to settle in thinking about that it’s no longer populated as such in comparison to different regions in Nairobi. The Maasai Mall is one of the popular shopping facilities where people from the place should purchase stuff without having to visit the CBD.

5. Embakasi
As a residential estate it homes generally lower middle income residents. it’s also a host to casual settlements like Mukuru Kwa Njenga. It plays host to some of recreational centers as well as the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport (JKIA).
One bedroom house is going for KSh 10,000 – 15, 000Ksh and a bedsitter is going for between 6,000ksh and 9,000ksh.

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6. Utawala

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 Sh10,000 on average.

7. Donholm

it’s far one of the oldest estates in Nairobi and has through the years witnessed the mushrooming of multi-storey flats and apartments. it’s far preferred by bachelor and newly hired youths.

One bed room is going for between Sh 10,000-Sh 18,000 per month, at the same time as a bedsitter goes for Sh 5,500-Sh 12,000 per month.

8. Mlolongo

it is a fave among many Kenyans as visible from the over 6,000 population who live there. located along Mombasa road, Mlolongo has low-priced houses with one bedroom going averaging between Sh8,500-Sh15,000. A bedsitter will cost you approximately Sh6,500 a month.

9. Kahawa Sukari/Wendani

besides being inhabited by a whole lot of Kenyatta university college students, the estate is a superb location for the working class despite the fact that rent charges keep growing specially for the ones living around Quickmart supermarket in Kahawa Sukari.
A bedsitter is going for a approximately Sh8,000 whilst one bed room averages between Sh10,000-Sh15,000.

10. Kangemi/Uthiru

They are located in Westlands, Nairobi and plays host to both the middle class and lower class.

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