Rental prices keep climbing to the roof while the shortage of housing facilities keep biting. Kenyans are finding it hard to balance between their spoonful incomes and their number of demands.
However this are challenges we should learn to accept and learn how to live with. For your care, the Clyde News Hub has compiled a list of the most developing and fun places with cheap and affordable rental prices to consider living if you want to narrow down your budget in 2021.
Its an adorable place. Home of one of the largest malls in Kenya, TRM. Yet the rental prices around it may surprise you. Rent for bedsitters range from ksh8,000-12,000 while one bedroom ranges from ksh15,000- 20,000. The place is very much developed and its proximity to Nairobi CBD and the Thika superhighway has attracted many international citizens living there.
Along Thika superhighway, Juja is one of the safest and cheapest places to live in Kiambu county. It is the home to one of the largest Universities in Kenya, JKUAT and Juja city mall. Juja is just 30 minutes drive from Nairobi. The rental prices in the area are very cheap and affordable. A bedsitter rents at ksh7,000- 9,000 while a one bedroom apartment rents from ksh10,000-12,000.
Welcome to Thika the home to Mount Kenya University and the most industrialized town in Kenya. Life in Thika is much affordable if you are having trouble with your budget every month. The town is just one hour drive from Nairobi CBD and the fares are relatively cheap. A bedsitter in Thika rents at ksh6000- 8,000 while a fine one bedroom apartment rents at ksh8500- 10,000.
Located to the north west of Nairobi, Ruaka is the home to the largest mall in East Africa, Two rivers mall. The place has seen rents shoot up as more people are relocating to the area. However, Bedsitters here go at an average price of ksh7,000- 10,000 while a one bedroom apartment goes at 15,000 to 20,000.
An option for those looking for an estate that is not really populated with cheap and affordable houses. here a bedsitter goes at ksh6,000 whilst a one bedroom house ranges from an average of ksh10,000- 13,000.
This is one of the oldest estate in Nairobi that we have witnessed the mushrooming of multi-storey apartments. The estate attracts a category of many newly employed people. A bedsitter here ranges from as 6,000-10,000 whereas a one bedroom apartment starts off at ksh12,000- 16,000.
This is a fun spot place with many recreational facilities as well as the JKIA. The residential estate houses many lower and middle class income earning groups. A bedsitter goes at as low as 6,000- 9,000 while a one bedroom starts off at ksh10,000-15,000.
Located in Westland, Nairobi the home to many big companies like Safaricom, they are one of the cheapest bordering estates you can leave in Nairobi. The larger population here are the middle to lower class income groups. A bedsitter starts off at ksh5,000 -8,000 while one bedroom ranges from ksh8,000-12,000.