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||20,581 Shilling|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||20,676 Shilling|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||11,670 Shilling|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||3,070 Shilling|
|12 eggs, large||6,189 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||3,696 Shilling|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||17,051 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||6,847 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||3,000 Shilling|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||3,653 Shilling|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||61,641 Shilling|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||4,496 Shilling|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||3,249 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||4,024,740 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||2,044,490 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||360,249 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||1,999,520 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||829,818 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||415,714 Shilling|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||178,888 Shilling|
|40” flat screen TV||1,388,030 Shilling|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||596,619 Shilling|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||21,062 Shilling|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||41,274 Shilling|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||147,932 Shilling|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||93,340 Shilling|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||184,116 Shilling|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||200,254 Shilling|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||22,500,000 Shilling|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||3,510 Shilling|
|Monthly ticket public transport||80,363 Shilling|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||15,232 Shilling|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||17,657 Shilling|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||30,093 Shilling|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||15,000 Shilling|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||7,949 Shilling|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||5,000 Shilling|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||5,330 Shilling|
|Tube of toothpaste||5,365 Shilling|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||12,048 Shilling|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||68,349 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the movies||39,898 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||88,132 Shilling|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||92,800 Shilling|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||20,055 Shilling|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||10,799 Shilling|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||5,679 Shilling|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||1,500,000 Shilling|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||351 Shilling|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||237,510 Shilling|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||20,947 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.