Cost of living in Uganda
Are you moving to Uganda? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?
Find out what is the real equivalent in Uganda of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||23,221 Shilling|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||19,213 Shilling|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||14,365 Shilling|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||3,059 Shilling|
|12 eggs, large||5,931 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||4,102 Shilling|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||29,253 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||8,706 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||3,489 Shilling|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||3,738 Shilling|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||52,733 Shilling|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||4,498 Shilling|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||2,995 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||4,503,500 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||2,680,980 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||312,500 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||3,208,230 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||1,891,140 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||176,389 Shilling|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||158,751 Shilling|
|40” flat screen TV||1,413,630 Shilling|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||514,606 Shilling|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||19,468 Shilling|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||42,796 Shilling|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||84,459 Shilling|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||85,162 Shilling|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||160,799 Shilling|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||222,065 Shilling|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||68,113,200 Shilling|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||3,699 Shilling|
|Monthly ticket public transport||113,443 Shilling|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||17,720 Shilling|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||26,840 Shilling|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||53,309 Shilling|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||20,887 Shilling|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||16,473 Shilling|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||20,585 Shilling|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||7,677 Shilling|
|Tube of toothpaste||5,122 Shilling|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||24,722 Shilling|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||62,652 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the movies||42,196 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||157,327 Shilling|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||104,634 Shilling|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||15,672 Shilling|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||10,153 Shilling|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||5,168 Shilling|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||2,705,020 Shilling|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||300 Shilling|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||370,140 Shilling|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||14,589 Shilling|
Map of Cost of Living in Uganda
This map shows only the top cities in Uganda. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.
The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.
What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a
central reference city (that happens to be Prague).
Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the
database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.
Recent Prices Added
- Public transport in Kampala costs 70,000 Shilling (4 days ago)