Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 24,103 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 21,580 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15,096 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,122 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,540 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5,087 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28,931 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,921 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,055 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,826 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 64,288 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,627 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,261 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,428,280 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,399,220 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 308,157 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,225,630 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,272,930 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 195,440 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 142,005 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,628,920 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 475,473 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,414 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,167 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 105,951 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 110,896 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 182,207 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 180,208 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 51,376,900 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,500 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 167,640 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 46,034 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19,938 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24,456 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 52,091 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 20,154 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13,295 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19,841 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,499 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 5,101 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17,784 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,448 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 39,870 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 111,226 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,540 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,526 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,675 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,470,630 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 515 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 303,839 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 6,035 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 357 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2018.

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