What is the cost of renting a bedsitter in Nairobi?

What is the cost of renting a bedsitter in Nairobi?

Apartments rent prices in Nairobi depends on location, but a good quality apartment can be expensive. Generally, Nairobi is ranked 97th most expensive home rental city in the world. But, the most exciting thing is that you will find houses for both low-income earners and high-income earners.

The average rent for a bedsitter is Kes 7,000 in Nairobi the least expensive estates. In flashy estates, a bedsitter or a studio apartment will cost about15-20k.

Bedsitters and single rooms are the ideal rental properties for small families with a limited budget. There are some estates, where you can find bedsitters with excellent finishing and all basic amenities and cheap too.

Between single rooms and bedsitters, the latter are more common because they are self-contained. You will find bedsitters in almost every estate in Nairobi, but not all will be cheap.

In Nairobi, you can find the best bedsitters in the following estates; Donholm, Embakasi, Kahawa West, Zimmerman, and Ryosambu. These estates have many bedsitters an apartment that attracts low income earns especially young people. These areas are also secure and crimes rate are relatively low.

The cheapest rent you can pay for a bedsitter is 4000 in Kayole, the bedsitter ranges from Kes 4000- 7000. For colleges students in Colleges in Nairobi, CBD Ngara is a suitable place to find a bedsitter. Ngara is convenient because is in near the CBD, students can, therefore, walk to classes unlike estates far from CBD which will require commuting. Rent for bedsitters starts from Kes 6000 to 10000 per month.

You can also look for a bedsitter in Githurai where rent starts from 4500 to 6500. located along Thika Superhighway, Githurai is home to low-income earners especially those who work in informal sectors and small business people like hawkers and street vendors. It is convenient because rent is relatively cheap and commuting to CBD is also easy.




Bedsitter in Nairobi

Bedsitter Chronicles.

If you have lived life in Nairobi from grass to grace you must have lived in a bedsitter at some point in time. It is a room that’s fully equipped to meet your needs. Most bedsitters have a room where one is expected to partition it into a living room and bedroom, there are the kitchen area and washroom and if you lucky you might get one with a balcony. Some are very large ranging from ten thousand Kenya shillings to thirteen while the smaller once cost approximately six thousand Kenya shillings to ten thousand Kenya shillings.

Bedsitters do have other costs like electricity bill where the tenant pays for electricity via Mpesa mostly known as Tokens. Garbage collection is paid for too by the tenant and water bills. However other classy bedsitters have wifi installed for you to access the internet you have to pay a certain amount for you to be connected. Living in a bedsitter in Nairobi alone is comfortable but when you are living more than two like most students do it becomes congested and very uncomfortable.

Advantages of living in a bedsitter are; Distances from one place to another are very short therefore you can do all chores while sitting in one position and bills are never that expensive. Disadvantages are; limited space hence you cannot buy a lot of items and there is less circulation of air at times making it very uncomfortable especially when you cook.

Bedsitters chronicles are all that I have mentioned above. As described now you understand what bedsitter entails but also you can use House Link as such tool to find lists of spacious bedsitters that are available for rent in Nairobi.