Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22,348 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 22,593 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,025 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,830 Shilling
12 eggs, large 5,599 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,272 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19,927 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8,576 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,334 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,509 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 45,984 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,414 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,235 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,899,640 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,172,430 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 254,990 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,169,900 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 834,802 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 131,239 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 165,435 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,605,520 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 734,759 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16,170 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6,229 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 189,387 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 16,784 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,457 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 39,930 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 63,832 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 110,801 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,252 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,306 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,008 Shilling
iPad Air 2, 64GB 3,469,800 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 385 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

Kampala position in our World Ranking

the world
240th
out of 323
africa
9th
out of 17

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

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