Cost of living in Kampala, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 24,227 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 21,675 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16,547 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,090 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,834 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,810 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 3,934 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,156 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 60,347 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 4,581 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,391 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 5,138,910 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,462,230 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 2,734,050 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,374,740 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 259,086 Shilling
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 165,322 Shilling
40” flat screen TV 1,469,340 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 583,417 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23,198 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,167 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 96,011 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) 196,443 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 225,379 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 65,044,700 Shilling
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,560 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.) 14,373 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 21,297 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,597 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 5,327 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19,873 Shilling
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,728 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 117,604 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17,785 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,810 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,488 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
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 325 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2018.

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