Cost of living in Uganda

Summary of cost of living in Uganda

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,449,346 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,914,016 Shilling
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14,508 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23,424 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,538 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,968 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,536 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 15,252 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19,583 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14,272 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,781 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,500 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 31,931 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 4,811 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,892 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,788,740 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,063,260 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 200,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,187,730 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,000,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 200,000 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 195,352 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 600,687 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 683,590 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27,338 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10,000 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 112,538 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 125,539 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 113,458 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 130,627 Shilling
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,000,000 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,929 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 108,037 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13,346 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,607 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 72,167 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 17,610 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18,750 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20,000 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,669 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 6,378 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22,239 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 53,523 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 41,930 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 70,000 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 146,556 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10,000 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,000 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,717 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,719,330 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 365 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 330,356 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16,129 Shilling

Map of Cost of Living in Uganda

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This map shows only the top cities in Uganda. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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.

List of all cities available in Uganda

Arua Bwizibwera Gulu
Kampala Kasese Kitgum
Lira Masaka Mbale
Njeru

Prices recently added

  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kampala costs 40,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Kampala costs 15,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Kampala costs 3,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Kampala costs 4,800 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Kampala costs 3,980 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Kampala costs 45,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Kampala costs 40,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Kampala costs 4,000 Shilling (9 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Kampala costs 4,500 Shilling (9 days ago)