Currency

Kenya transacts with the Kenya Shilling. The current exchange rates (June 2018) 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
Mean
Buy
Sell
US DOLLAR 100.83 100.7328 100.9272
SW KRONER 11.3745 11.3617 11.3874
STG POUND 133.6775 133.5228 133.8322
SINGAPORE DOLLAR 74.3338 74.2484 74.4191
SAUDI RIYAL 26.8859 26.8585 26.9132
SA RAND 7.4388 7.4283 7.4492
S FRANC 101.8331 101.7092 101.957
NOR KRONER 12.4474 12.4315 12.4632
KES / USHS 38.6196 38.5228 38.7163
KES / TSHS 22.5628 22.4915 22.6341
KES / RWF 8.662 8.6376 8.6863
KES / BIF 17.4799 17.4381 17.5216
JPY (100) 91.6845 91.5836 91.7854
IND RUPEE 1.4858 1.4843 1.4873
HONGKONG DOLLAR 12.8531 12.8407 12.8655
EURO 117.1056 116.9717 117.2394
DAN KRONER 15.7343 15.7179 15.7507
CHINESE YUAN 15.5104 15.4933 15.5275
CAN $ 75.8691 75.7845 75.9537
AUSTRALIAN $ 74.594 74.512 74.6761
AE DIRHAM 27.4506 27.4215 27.4796

*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.