Cost of living in Uganda

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23,221 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19,213 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14,365 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,059 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,931 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,102 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 29,253 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8,706 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,489 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,738 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 52,733 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,498 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,995 Shilling
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,503,500 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,680,980 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 312,500 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 3,208,230 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,891,140 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 176,389 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 158,751 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,413,630 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 514,606 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,468 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 42,796 Shilling
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 84,459 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 85,162 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 160,799 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 222,065 Shilling
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 68,113,200 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,699 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 113,443 Shilling
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 17,720 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26,840 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 53,309 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 20,887 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16,473 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20,585 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,677 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 5,122 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24,722 Shilling
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 62,652 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 42,196 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 104,634 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,672 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,153 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,168 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,705,020 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 300 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 370,140 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 14,589 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
Njeru

Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Kampala costs 70,000 Shilling (4 days ago)