Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,938 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 23,716 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13,624 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,897 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,058 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,153 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19,927 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,163 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,281 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,589 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 54,088 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,553 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,466 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 5,015,840 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,308,500 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 238,933 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,107,890 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,153,990 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 132,517 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 151,225 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,636,910 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 725,050 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,991 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,109 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 97,247 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 121,250 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 162,740 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 191,091 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 45,347,200 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,558 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 162,302 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 42,561 Shilling
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 21,430 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21,992 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 38,746 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18,750 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11,660 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17,662 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 5,450 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 4,884 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 16,837 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,419 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 39,930 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 62,647 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 105,421 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,478 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,309 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,436 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,470,870 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 406 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 403,446 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 426 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: December 17, 2017.

Kampala position in our World Ranking

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251st
out of 343
africa
8th
out of 18

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kampala compared to other cities:

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