Cost of Living

The unit of currency in Kenya is the Kenya Shillings (KES).

International students should constantly check the exchange rates and be aware of how much they require in the way of funds. Once in Kenya, all costs are in Kenya Shillings denominations; however, banks and foreign exchange bureaus are found in abundance.

Most ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) also accept foreign bank cards, debit and credit cards bearing either the “Cirrus” or “Maestro” logos. In other words, it is possible to withdraw cash from your savings or credit card accounts from our ATMs or at banks and forex bureaus.

For the latest exchange rate go to the Currency Converter website,