Cost of living in Uganda

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,809 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19,086 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17,084 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,090 Shilling
12 eggs, large 7,568 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,358 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 31,063 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,678 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,800 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,108 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50,079 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,460 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,535 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,721,260 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,108,860 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 362,222 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,791,770 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,878,480 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 264,872 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 106,384 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,438,990 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 619,480 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,738 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 94,837 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 86,209 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 115,527 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 136,713 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 232,680 Shilling
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 73,301,900 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,712 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 113,443 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,706 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35,003 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 92,215 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18,643 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14,367 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20,419 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 10,691 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,346 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25,965 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 71,908 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 40,699 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 128,520 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20,932 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,023 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,021 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,414,540 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 260,646 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 23,812 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.

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.

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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List of all cities available in Uganda

Arua Bwizibwera Gulu
Kampala Kasese Kitgum
Lira Masaka Mbale
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