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Nairobi, being the biggest city in Kenya, is also the capital of the country. The city of Nairobi and all of its surrounding land makes up the Nairobi County. Nicknamed the “Green City in the Sun”, Nairobi has several suburbs surrounding the city which add to the beauty of it all. The city was founded in 1899 and was used as a rail depot as it lined Mombasa and Uganda together. It did not take long for this town to grow into the capital city. Under the popular Nairobi River, located on the south, Nairobi is 5889 feet above sea level. Each one of you should visit Nairobi at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Nairobi.

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Facts and Stats for Nairobi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nairobi

    Know the pollution level of Nairobi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.29 (High)
    • Water Pollution 81.08 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 38.51 (Low)
  • Nairobi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nairobi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nairobi.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.22 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.23 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 54.61 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.54 (High)
    • Attacks 57.24 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.59 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.79 (High)
  • Living in Nairobi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nairobi is 42.3 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 37.65 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 76.95 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.4 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 43.71 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.73 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 61.43 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.56 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nairobi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nairobi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.06 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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