A two-bedroom house, for instance, will cost far more to construct in Nairobi than in Eldoret, Kisumu, Migori, or any of Kenya’s other major cities.

Some people, because of the high price of building a home, would rather rent than own. Quite the contrary is correct. The only difficult element of constructing a house is laying the groundwork, which can cost as much as 20,000 Kenyan Shillings.

The materials needed to build a two-bedroom home, both the bare minimum and the optimum, are detailed below.

1. 1,150 bags of cement at 700 Kenyan Shillings apiece (105,000 shillings total).

At a price of 36,000 Kenyan Shillings ($12,000), three loads of river sand are quite expensive.

The cost to transport a cargo of hard rock stones by lorry is around 11,000 KSH (round trip).

Four planks of wood and fascia cost 80,000 KSH total.

Average Income Per Person in Dollars in Kenya is $12,000.

Number Five, Cabinets and Sinks for the Kitchen: 50,000 KSH

Sheets of iron are the sixth most common item. Roofing supplies cost a total of 30,000 Kenyan Shillings, or around $30.

Seven, the cost of bricks is 45,000 Kenyan Shillings for a load of 7.3 lorries.

8.Tiles (30×30) (30×30) Price in Kenyan Shillings: 80,000 for 80 Boxes

Nine.Bathroom tiles, 10 boxes for 7,000 KSH.

10.2 Four windows (one each for the kitchen, bedroom, and living room) costing 5,000 shillings add up to 20,000 shillings, and two steel doors (one for the main entrance and one for the kitchen) cost 10,000 shillings.

Eleven, the whole cost of paint, priming, brushes, and rollers is around 40,000 shillings.

Costing 6,000 Kenyan Shillings each pole, these circular poles are 12 feet in height.

13. The sum of forty thousand Kenyan Shillings covers the expense of all plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, and wiring.

14. Nine thousand shillings is the price for three tries at the wall.

15 components of plumbing (pipes, sink, drain, and flow trap) and 30,000 Kenyan Shillings

16 kilos of roofing nails in sizes 4 inches, 2 inches, and 5 inches cost 10,000 Kenyan Shillings.

17.Y10 = 14,000, R6 = 6,000, Y12 9,500.

The price per kilogramme of binding wire is 1,500 Kenyan Shillings (18.10 USD).

19 Million Kenyan Shillings, which includes 100,000 KSH in labour and transportation costs

Overall, this house shouldn’t cost more than $800,000.

Source: Tuko