Visit Nairobi - Best of Nairobi

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 67.78 (High)
    • Water Pollution 82.74 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.32 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.79 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.71 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.21 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.9 (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 62.36 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.13 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.73 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 92.86 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 56.76 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.17 (High)
    • Attacks 60.88 (High)
    • Drug offense 56.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 15.8 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.27 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.29 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.53 (High)
  • Living in Nairobi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nairobi is 71.17 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 34.75 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 77.17 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.1 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.31 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 31.31 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.18 (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 7.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.12 USD

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

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