Cost of living in Uganda

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Food
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
Housing
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
Clothes
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
Transportation
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
Personal Care
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
Entertainment
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

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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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