Kenya: Statistical Data At-A-Glance
Total population44.57 million2014WDI
Urban population (% of total)24.78% of total2013WDI
GDP, current prices (U.S. dollars)51,057 USD (millions)2014WEO
GDP based on PPP per capita GDP (Current international dollar)1,949.76 USD 2014WEO
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)5%2014WEO
Average bank deposit rate8.64%2013IFS
Lending rate17.31%2013IFS
Owner-occupied units17.71% of total2009Financial Sector Deepening Kenya Report
Total amount of home mortgage loans outstanding at the end of year in millions of USD:1,600.05 USD (millions)2013Central Bank of Kenya
Total amount of home mortgage loans outstanding at the end of year as % of GDP (current)3.53%2013Central Bank of Kenya
Total # of home mortgage loans outstanding at the end of year19.88 thousand2013Central Bank of Kenya
Typical LTV at origination80%-95%2011The World Bank
Typical pmt-to-income ratio (HH income)51%2014Country Editor Allan Simiyu Kundu, Moi University
Retail funding (deposits/other)primary2014Kenya Commercial Bank and Housing Finance Kenya
Typical number of days needed for the transfer of title722014WDI

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Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)

The Center for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa is a not-for-profit company with a mission to make Africa's housing finance markets work, with special attention on access to housing finance for the poor. We pursue this mission through the dissemination of research and market intelligence, supporting cross-sector collaborations and a market-based approach. The overall goal is to see an increase of investment in affordable housing and housing finance throughout Africa: more players and better products, with a specific focus on the poor. Our work covers four main areas: (1) understanding housing markets, (2) monitoring housing sector performance, (3) exploring innovation in housing finance, and (4) supporting housing finance market development. Since its formation, the CAHF has come to be known as the most comprehensive and up to date source of information on housing finance in Africa. Our work is available on our website: