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||21,898 Shilling|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||19,917 Shilling|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||14,510 Shilling|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||3,414 Shilling|
|12 eggs, large||6,701 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||4,200 Shilling|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||36,088 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||9,039 Shilling|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||3,709 Shilling|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||3,624 Shilling|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||66,659 Shilling|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||4,555 Shilling|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||3,319 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||4,541,810 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||2,053,330 Shilling|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||366,667 Shilling|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||2,796,810 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||233,333 Shilling|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||141,467 Shilling|
|40” flat screen TV||1,367,180 Shilling|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||439,167 Shilling|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||18,117 Shilling|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||42,796 Shilling|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||61,660 Shilling|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||50,000 Shilling|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||135,818 Shilling|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||191,250 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||3,265 Shilling|
|Monthly ticket public transport||155,000 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)||34,496 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||66,628 Shilling|
|2 tickets to the movies||39,913 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||93,069 Shilling|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||20,055 Shilling|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||10,711 Shilling|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||5,679 Shilling|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||2,839,310 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.