Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26,057 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 22,384 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16,221 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,333 Shilling
12 eggs, large 7,310 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,481 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 27,287 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,847 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,992 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,127 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49,866 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,626 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,436 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 5,002,540 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,124,080 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 318,273 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,813,340 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,439,550 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 194,817 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 159,798 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,407,140 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 559,303 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 24,902 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,167 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 92,609 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 109,917 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 193,259 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 236,075 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 82,653,800 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,606 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 104,236 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 44,134 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18,614 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24,276 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 54,863 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 16,977 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14,597 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 21,297 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,333 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,790 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17,380 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,790 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 40,388 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 115,465 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17,390 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11,409 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,251 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,893,300 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 406 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 324,946 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 6,342 Shilling
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 319 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2018.

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