Current Construction Costs in Kenya based on Building Type

Construction costs for building houses are usually generated by a professional known as a Quantity Surveyor. In doing so, they rely on technical knowledge, existing circumstance and Specifications of the project at hand.

Nevertheless, the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya publishes from time to time the current construction costs in Kenya. The publication can be purchased directly from the Institute.

For educational purposes, I wish to share a past edition (June 2011) of a sample of such cost information.  Please note that any estimates as to costs or materials must be generated for a project on a case by case basis.


Readers are advised to seek professional advice before making decisions as the rates are for planning purposes only. Notice the line saying” the publisher shall not be responsible for any errors in the rates published herein or for any damage or loss whatsoever resulting therefrom or for any reliance in square meter rates”


I have also uploaded a schedule of duties and professional charges for Quantity Surveying services for the general information of those interested. The item is found on this website under RESOURCES


Should you consider undertaking a career in Quantity Surveying in Kenya, have a look at the video recording below:

About the author

ujenzibora Qs.Nahinga is a Registered Quantity Surveyor practicing in Kenya. He is a member of IQSK and a director at UjenziBora Investment Ltd. We seek to provide Real Estate Solutions and Create Enduring Value in the lives of people and society. Follow Live Updates at #HousingKe


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