Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

Summary of cost of living in Kampala

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,841,674 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,607,861 Shilling
  • Cost of living in Kampala is cheaper than in 71% of cities in Africa (10 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Kampala is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (244 out of 283)

List of prices in Kampala, Uganda. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,679 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 24,407 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10,232 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,115 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,948 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3,497 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,533 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,000 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,108 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,238 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 32,574 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 4,698 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,015 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,124,030 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,302,700 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 285,347 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,891,040 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 572,488 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 194,817 Shilling
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 145,925 Shilling
40” flat screen tv 1,274,460 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 618,929 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22,448 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 13,727 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 73,464 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 92,044 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 152,671 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 176,183 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 51,343,900 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,103 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 103,993 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 34,048 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19,133 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,607 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 55,694 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15,967 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14,560 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 21,930 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,130 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,591 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18,657 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 63,871 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 40,331 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 95,886 Shilling
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 137,840 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17,390 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11,707 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,189 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,762,830 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 339 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 256,555 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 7,540 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 103 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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Kampala position in our World Ranking

the world
244th
out of 283
africa
10th
out of 14

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