Currency

Kenya transacts with the Kenya Shilling. The current exchange rates (April 2016) against some of the world’s major currencies are shown in the table below. The rates fluctuate from time to time. Numerous bureaus and banks are available to offer exchange services. Major hotels also offer currency exchange services. Credit cards are acceptable by many businesses in the country.

Currency

Exchange rate to Kenya Shilling (KES) as at 26th April 2016*

1 US dollar (US $)

101

1 Sterling pound

145

1 Euro (€)

148

1 CAD dollar

80

1 Swedish Kronar

12.5

1 Australian dollar

79

100 Japanese Yen

91

1 Chinese Yuan

15.6

1 Saudi Riyal

27

1 Chinese Yuan

16

*Exchange rates fluctuate depending on the market

Power

Electrical sockets in Kenya are the Type G British BS-1363 with a voltage of 220/240V. If your appliance’s plug does not match this socket you will need a suitable adaptor.