Africa

Nairobi

The capital of Kenya and the starting point for safaris to the great national parks of Mount Kenya and Amboseli, Nairobi has a population estimated at 3.2 million. As descendants of former British subjects, the locals speak a lot of English, as well as Kiswahili. Fans of Western literature can walk in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winner Karen Blixen, a Dane who lived on a coffee plantation near Nairobi and wrote her famous book Out of Africa here under the pen names Isak Dinesen (English) and Tania Blixen (German).

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
68
Earning level
70
Purchasing power
72
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Facts about Nairobi

Price Level Index
Nairobi
52.7
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5
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Earnings Level Index
Nairobi
10.1
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7
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Nairobi
0/ 133.8m
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0/ 15.2m
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Purchasing Power Index
Nairobi
19.1
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Did you know…
The only capital in the world that borders a national park. Nairobi National Park is host to a vast range of wildlife, such as black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and giraffes.