πŸ‘₯ Population: 860,000

πŸ•‘ Time Zone: Central Africa Time (CAT): UTC +2

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🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
πŸ“Ό Travel remotely
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Kigali is the largest and capital city of Rwanda. Being the economic and cultural centre of the country it is a modern, well developed city that is known to be the cleanest and one of the safest in Africa. There is a growth of startups in this area due to the ease of doing business, making it a vibrant place to live.


The weather in Kigali is tropical highland without much temperature variation throughout the year. It is a bit cooler and dryer than typical tropical destinations due to its high altitude. Average yearly temperature is 22Β°C.

Getting around

Uber available

❌ no, use below public transport options instead.

From airport

Kigali International Airport

Bus: With the bus outside the terminal it takes 40 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at RWF 300. A direct shuttle bus is also available for RWF 1000 and takes 30 minutes to the city.

Car rentals: Car rental options


Yego Moto

Method: Minibus (Matatu), motorbike taxi (moto taxi), bus

Where to live

Nyarutarama: Upscale area with good amenities. Gyms, restaurants, golf courses, nightclubs and shopping opportunities. Centrally located.

Gacuriro: Bakeries, restaurants, nightclubs, gyms and boutique hotels.

Kimihurura: Has a business centre and mall. Restaurants, bars, shopping and art centres.

Temporary accommodation



A 1 bedroom place typically costs between RWF 710,000 and RWF 1,200,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between RWF 1,000,000 Β and RWF 2,4000,000 per month.



Umuganura Market

Kimoronko Market

Nyabugogo Market


Simba Supermarket

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Impact Hub

Prices are from RWF 60,000 per month.