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Nairobi Apartments for Rent
Furnished Apartments & Rooms for Rent in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is the country’s largest city and is among the 10 largest cities in all of Africa. While Africa may not be the most obvious location for professional expats from around the world, Nairobi is actually a thriving business hub with lots of international organisations located there as well as its many local businesses. So, there are a lot of lucrative employment opportunities in Nairobi.
The availability of well-paid jobs for expats combined with the reasonably low cost of living makes Nairobi an attractive destination. Apartments in Nairobi are extremely varied in terms of quality and size, with upmarket neighbourhoods contrasted with slum districts. The average apartments for rent in Nairobi city centre cost around the equivalent of €750 per month, but can be found much cheaper in areas outside of the city centre. Search for flats for rent in Nairobi today via Nestpick.
Serviced & Furnished Apartments in Nairobi
If you’re coming to Nairobi for a business trip or visiting the city before you move to get the lay of the land, then serviced apartments in Nairobi are an extremely convenient and comfortable way to spend your stay. A range of facilities, amenities, and services are provided for you within your accommodation, so you can free up more time to spend working or experiencing the city.
Serviced apartments and furnished apartments for rent in Nairobi also take away the stress of having to furnish a new apartment yourself when you move to Nairobi, making the move much easier and hassle-free. You can find serviced and furnished apartments in Nairobi for a range of prices, depending on which area you’re looking at and the quality of each accommodation choice. Take a look on Nestpick today to see what is available.
Apartments in Nairobi by District
Nairobi is divided into various administrative districts, and then further into smaller suburbs. A few of the main districts worth mentioning are Central, Westlands, Kibera, and Embakasi. Regions of Nairobi are divided quite distinctly when it comes to the wealth and class of the neighbourhoods and the accommodation you’ll find there.
Outside of the city centre, which is a popular business hub, the affluent suburbs are mostly found to the north and west of Nairobi, such as Karen, Hurlingham, and Spring Valley. Middle-income neighbourhoods can also be found to the north of the city, including areas like Parklands and Highridge, plus various other neighbourhoods to the southwest and southeast of the city.
More Attractive Areas for Nairobi Apartments
Westlands is located close to the central part of Nairobi, to the northwest. It is a wealthy area that used to be primarily residential, but has since had a number of businesses relocate to Westlands in search of cheaper office space than that found in the centre. Westlands is now also a popular place for expats to live for its employment opportunities, good quality of living, and easy access to Nairobi’s central business district. Most notably, Westlands is home to the headquarters of Google Kenya.
There are a variety of furnished apartments in Nairobi, Westlands, with both standard and luxury apartments available. Apartments in Westlands, Nairobi are especially popular amongst expats who work in Westlands offices or within the central business district, which is a short commute away. Search today to see the available apartments for rent in Nairobi Westlands.
Karen is another part of Nairobi that is popular amongst expats and boasts a large international community. This large suburb lies quite far out to the west of the central business district of Nairobi, so it is less popular among expats working in the centre and more popular among families and retiring generations of expats. There are various international schools located within Karen, making it a great choice for expats moving to Nairobi with their children.
There are lots of nice, quality apartments in Karen at affordable prices, both to buy and to rent. It is a great place to settle down in Nairobi if you are planning a more permanent stay. Furnished apartments in Karen, Nairobi will vary greatly in price depending on the size of your family and how many bedrooms you need, so see what is available on Nestpick today to compare prices.
The area of Hurlingham to the west of the centre of Nairobi is an upmarket suburb that is situated within easy reach of the central business district and other popular areas nearby. It is a bustling neighbourhood that also boasts a lively nightlife for both locals and expats. Like Karen and Westlands, Hurlingham is also a popular spot for expats relocating to Nairobi. It is close to the Upper Hill district, which is another great location for international businesses in Nairobi.
Furnished apartments in Hurlingham can commonly be found for around 100,000 Kenyan Shillings, i.e. approximately €850 per month, but these prices can vary greatly. Apartments in Hurlingham are modern and comfortable, providing a great place to live with fantastic surroundings. Browse through apartments for rent in Hurlingham, Nairobi right here with Nestpick.
Rooms in Nairobi
It’s easy to save money when living in Nairobi by renting a room rather than an entire apartment. This is especially ideal if you are moving to the area by yourself and want to save on accommodation costs. Rooms in Nairobi are available in districts all around the city, with prices dependent on where you’re looking. Rooms for rent in Nairobi can also be a better option if you are staying in the city on a permanent basis, as contracts may be more flexible.
Cheap rooms in Nairobi aren’t too difficult to find, so take a look at what is available on Nestpick today.
Student Accommodation in Nairobi
Nairobi is a thriving student city, with the majority of students attending The University of Nairobi, both the oldest and the largest higher education institution in all of Kenya. Approximately 84,000 students, both local and international, are registered at The University of Nairobi. The university’s main campus is located on the edge of City Square, a busy commercial area., with other faculties also found near the Westlands region.
Student accommodation in Nairobi is well-located to be close to university campuses as well as the local nightlife in the city centre and other nearby neighbourhoods. Average prices for a student room in Nairobi range from €200-€500 per month. Student housing in Nairobi is both comfortable and affordable, as well as being located in safe neighbourhoods.
Public Transportation in Nairobi
Public transportation in Nairobi is not as reliable as most expats are used to in Europe and the US, for example. It is cheap, however, with a single bus fare costing between €0.50-€0.60. The public transport system does offer a comprehensive coverage of the city, though. Bus is probably the most reliable way to get around, although Matatus are especially popular among locals. These are shared minibuses that can hold up to 14-24 passengers, depending on the size of the vehicle. The bus system is improving greatly in Nairobi, with free Wi-Fi even being added to some vehicles.
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|How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Nairobi?|
|According to Nestpick database, the average rental price in Nairobi for apartments are in between 108,693 KES and 108,822 KES.|
|How big is a Nairobi apartment?|
|Although sizes may vary depending on your selection of bedrooms, according to Nestpick database, apartments in Nairobi start from 6m² and could go up to 273m².|
|How to find apartments for rent in Nairobi?|
|Nairobi's population count might make things slightly difficult for new comers to find a place when they first move in. We suggest that you use Nestpick's smart tool to look for your new home, as well as if you are a student reach out to your school's counsiling to find a rental in Nairobi.|
|Is rent cheap in Nairobi?|
|According to Nestpick database, the rent in Nairobi might change in between 108,693 KES and 108,822 KES. Compare to other big cities in Kenya, rent in Nairobi is relatively reasonable.|
|Who can rent apartments in Nairobi?|
|Anyone is looking for accommodation can rent an apartment in Nairobi as long as they are +18 years old.|