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||21,809 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
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.