Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25,493 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 21,461 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16,836 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,073 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,931 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,614 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 24,076 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10,438 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,940 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,738 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 55,654 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,601 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,280 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,721,260 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,573,170 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 295,405 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,218,710 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,424,920 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 221,381 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 171,092 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,481,480 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 524,854 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,222 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) 201,854 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 202,260 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 3,535 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 104,236 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) 19,669 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21,658 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 51,624 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18,169 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14,578 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20,751 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,226 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 5,101 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 20,712 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 61,022 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 39,345 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 107,930 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,877 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,786 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,259 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,284,610 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 6,474 Shilling
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 357 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2018.

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