House Help Salary in Nairobi


How much money do house helps earn in Nairobi? Well, the middle income estates pay house helps Ksh 6,000 to Ksh 12,000 per month. Middle income estates include Donholm, South C,South B,Roysambu,Kasarani,Rongai and Hurlingham.Rich estates like Karen and Runda pay their house helps Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 50,000 per month.

The salary of house helps doesn’t pass through the bank; they are paid in cash. This means that if someone is paid Ksh 12,000, that is the money they will take home.

House helps in Nairobi are provided with free accommodation and food, meaning that their money is for saving and buying of clothing.

Is it better to work as a house help in Nairobi or Gulf

Most people would prefer working in Nairobi as opposed to Gulf. Countries like Saudi Arabia don’t treat their house managers well. The salary in Gulf is Ksh 40,000 to Ksh 70,000 per month but living conditions are not desirable. In Nairobi, if you get a job in a place like Runda, you will enjoy.

In Gulf ,if your salary is over Ksh 70,000,you can go there and work for few years and return to Kenya to run a business.

House help salaries in Kenya per region

Nairobi—Ksh 8,000

Nakuru—Ksh 6,000

Mombasa—Ksh 5,500

Kisumu—Ksh 6,000

Eldoret—Ksh 5,000

Kiambu—Ksh 6,500

How to manage your money wisely

If your salary is Ksh 10,000 per month, you should spend Ksh 2,000 only and save Ksh 8,000.The best way to save is to open a fixed deposit account where you put money and it earns interest monthly. You can also save in the Money Market Fund.

There is also Mshwari Lock account which offers saving opportunity. Here you have a 52-week challenge where you save as low as Ksh 50 per week.

From your savings, you can start your own business and quit your job.


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