I always see many graduates migrating to Nairobi immediately they complete their studies. In fact more than 50 % of the total populations in the city are job seekers.
It is not bad to work and live in Nairobi but there are so many disadvantages of spending all your time where your pocket is always touched.
If you are ambitious enough and intend to grow fast in terms of financial freedom, it’s good to seek a transfer to a town where cost of living is a bit low. Can you imagine that if you earn Ksh 100,000 in Nairobi, you are not different from someone in Kericho whose salary is Ksh 40,000.The cost of living in Nairobi is up there and I know many people who are suffering silently.
If you intend to be transferred to another town from Nairobi, these are the best towns to settle.
Nakuru is both peaceful and cheap to live despite being among the most developed towns in the country. One thing that excites many Kenyans is the fact that rental houses are very cheap as compared to Nairobi. You can easily get a one bedroom house at Khs 5,000.
If for instance you are earning Ksh 50,000 in Nakuru, chances of being more successful than someone earning Ksh 100,000 in Nairobi are very high.
As you seek to be transferred from Nairobi, make Nakuru your first priority.
2. Eldoret Town
Eldoret is another town which is extremely good to live despite being 300 kilometers away from the capital city. In the town of mursik, everything is cheap, from transport, food, housing and even schools. Nothing will make a normal employee hate being among the Eldoret residents.
How I wish I was among the few who live in this wonderful town. If you are working in a bank or insurance firm you better seek a transfer to this small town and save 70 percent of your salary.
Living in Mombasa is much better than Nairobi, by far.You can choose to live in Mtwapa,Kilifi,Bamburi,Kisauni or likoni but regardless of where you stay, the rent must be cheaper than Mombasa.
Mombasa is a tourist destination with beautiful physical and natural features. Tourists flock the coastal town for adventure, relax and share good moments with their families. Every weekend you are guaranteed of adventure, which is not expensive.
There is plenty of food in these two towns, something that makes them enter the list of the cheapest towns to work in Kenya.
Bomet is just next to Narok town and is growing exponentially. The Kalenjin elites are building flats, which of course accommodate the working class in the town. A single room in Bomet can be as cheap as Ksh 1,500 while the rent for a one bedroom cannot exceed Ksh10, 000.
Kericho on the other hand is relatively cheap as compared to Nairobi.Food is cheap; there is also no need of boarding a matatu to work.
Other small towns that I encourage you to relocate to include Machakos, Voi and Kajiado.