The price of a toilet seat in Kenya is 9,000 shillings to 70,000 shillings on average for a complete set. Smart toilets can however cost 120,000 shillings to as high as 500,000 shillings. The ‘normal’ close coupled toilet is the most common in Kenya and costs between 9,000 to 14,000 shillings. A toilet seat alone costs 4,000 shillings to 6,000 shillings on average. We have a breakdown of these prices in a table later in this post.
This includes the toilet cistern and other accessories that make a complete toilet set. Toilet seat costs in Kenya vary depending on the style, type, and quality. The price of a complete toilet set including a hand washing basin is slightly higher compared to a toilet seat alone.
When selecting a toilet seat for your toilet, it is advisable that you choose a toilet seat that matches the design, style, and color of your toilet’s water faucet and general orientation. In This post, we shall break down the prices of different toilet seat types in Kenya. You can also view a cost estimation for building a toilet here.
Price Of Toilet Seats & Accessories In Kenya
|Type Of Toilet Seat
|Price Of Toilet Seat
|Close coupled toilet
|9,000 to 14,000 shillings
|35,000 – 40,000 shillings
|Modern close coupled toilet with soft close cover
|13,000 – 15,000 shillings
|120,000 shillings to 500,000 shillings.
|Toilet Seat Cover
|1,200 – 1,500 shillings
|Toilet hand washing basin
|1,000 to 2,500 shillings
|Asian Step toilet (squatting toilet)
|1500 – 2,000 shillings
|Toilet urinal bowl
|2,000 shillings on average
Toilet Types In Kenya
1. Close coupled toilet (most common type)
The close-coupled toilet is the type of toilet that has its cistern located directly behind the toilet seat. The pipings are hidden behind the toilet. The flushing gear is usually located on the side of the cistern. This type of toilet is great for space saving and also gives your toilet a clean look without exposed piping like the traditional type.
2. Wall-hung toilets
Wall-hung toilets as the name suggests are designed to be fixed on the wall such that there is space left below. This type of toilet has its cistern hidden in the wall of the toilet giving a simple clean look.
3. Smart toilet
Smart toilets are advanced types that have automated functioning and electronic systems with additions like led lights and more. These types are complex but look simple and clean when installed. They are the most expensive toilet types.
4. Asian Step toilet
The Asian step toilet had the cistern fixed on the wall and the toilet seat fixed into the floor of the toilet. They are used similarly to pit latrines but offer the flushing function and all other basic functions of a flushing toilet.
Factors To Consider When Choosing A Toilet Seat In Kenya
1. Color Of Toilet Seat
The color of your toilet seat shall affect the general feel and look of your toilet. Choose a toilet seat with a color that matches your toilet water faucet, tiles, and painting color. This shall help you achieve harmony in the color of your toilet thereby achieving an elegant, cool, and clean look and feel.
2. Type Of Toilet Seat
The type of toilet seat shall affect the loo, space, and efficiency of your toilet. Choose a toilet seat that is minimalist in design to save on the cost. In case you are focused on the elegance and look of your toilet, go for a modern elegant toilet seat, though it shall take more space. Another consideration is the intended users and location of the toilet. In case you are planning to build an in-house toilet, the look and finish are of great importance, however, for a public outside toilet, a basic simple, and minimalist toilet seat is sufficient.
3. Cost Of The Toilet Seat
The budget always determines the quality, style, and type of toilet seat to go for. If you are planning to build your toilet on a budget, cut out on the elegance, style, and complex decorations and finishings. Instead, go for a simple and basic but quality toilet seat cover. In case you have a sufficient budget for your toilet, focus on a better look, feel, and functioning of your chosen toilet seat.
Common Questions About The Price Of A Toilet Seat In Kenya
A flush toilet in Kenya costs 10,000 to 70,000 shillings or more. Some models can cost up to 550,000 shillings or more.
The cheapest toilet in Kenya costs 90,000 to 15,000 shillings. Expect to spend an average of 13,000 shillings when buying a cheap toilet in Kenya.
Generally speaking, the older the toilet, the more water it uses. Toilets built before 1982 use 5 to 7 gallons per flush. Now, toilets are designed to flush using only 1.6 gallons of water.
A new toilet in Kenya costs 9-70,000 shillings or more depending on the factors covered above.
1 piece toilet seat without the cistern and other accessories costs around 4-6,000 shillings in Kenya.
A toilet bowl alone in Kenya costs 4,000 to 6,000 shillings or more depending on the type.