Cost of living in Kasese, Uganda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15,000 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 10,000 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,500 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,000 Shilling
12 eggs, large 17,000 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,000 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30,000 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,000 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,000 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10,000 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 35,000 Shilling
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,000 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,250 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,000,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 400,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 50,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 900,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 350,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV 600,000 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 500,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10,000 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15,000 Shilling
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 35,000 Shilling
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 50,000 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 60,000 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 300,000 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,000 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 Shilling
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,000 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,000 Shilling
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 20,000 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15,000 Shilling
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,250 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,000 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste 5,500 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 90,000 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 170,000 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 250,000 Shilling
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 70,000 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35,000 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,000 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 Shilling
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,500,000 Shilling
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 45,500 Shilling
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 20,000 Shilling
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 10, 2017.

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