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Cost of Living in Kampala, Uganda

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 60.69
Rent Index: 11.11
Groceries Index: 65.51
Restaurants Index: 31.70
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 36.50
Local Purchasing Power: 24.98

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,675.00 USh
3,500.00
8,000.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53,500.00 USh
40,000.00
56,000.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 25,000.00 USh
23,000.00
26,750.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3,500.00 USh
3,000.00
5,350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6,675.00 USh
5,350.00
8,025.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6,282.00 USh
5,500.00
8,025.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,700.00 USh
1,500.00
2,000.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1,317.92 USh
1,000.00
1,500.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2,185.00 USh
2,000.00
2,400.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2,976.88 USh
2,407.50
3,500.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 3,159.17 USh
3,000.00
3,477.50
Eggs (12) 5,993.87 USh
4,800.00
7,200.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 61,750.00 USh
53,500.00
70,000.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12,687.50 USh
12,000.00
13,375.00
Apples (1kg) 7,774.88 USh
4,324.63
10,000.00
Oranges (1kg) 7,954.11 USh
2,162.32
11,000.00
Tomato (1kg) 5,250.00 USh
2,500.00
8,000.00
Potato (1kg) 3,359.95 USh
1,729.85
5,350.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3,391.67 USh
2,500.00
5,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,918.75 USh
1,500.00
2,675.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 27,500.00 USh
25,000.00
34,775.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,420.93 USh
2,500.00
4,324.63
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3,337.50 USh
2,675.00
4,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6,000.00 USh
4,000.00
8,000.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,000.00 USh
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250,000.00 USh
200,000.00
300,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9,012.50 USh
8,025.00
10,000.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 USh
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45,062.50 USh
40,125.00
50,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 3,787.50 USh
3,700.00
3,850.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,825,000.00 USh
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 170,000.00 USh
140,000.00
200,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 563.62 USh
374.50
1,000.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 160,000.00 USh
100,000.00
200,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 170,250.00 USh
160,500.00
180,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27,016.67 USh
15,000.00
50,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19,000.00 USh
12,000.00
25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90,000.00 USh
90,000.00
90,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 87,687.50 USh
55,000.00
120,375.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 148,500.00 USh
107,000.00
190,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 170,000.00 USh
150,000.00
190,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 952,916.67 USh
600,000.00
1,590,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 427,500.00 USh
320,000.00
535,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,750,000.00 USh
1,500,000.00
2,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 812,500.00 USh
600,000.00
1,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,166,192.07 USh
4,815,000.00
11,517,384.15
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,203,750.00 USh
802,500.00
1,605,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,050,000.00 USh
800,000.00
1,300,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 24.00

These data are based on 235 entries in the past 18 months from 27 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2014

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9 Comments so far

#sam on Aug 31, 2014 :
Hai am from India hyderabad planning to settle in Uganda. What is the crime rate and what about the peoples behaviour
#Anonymous on Aug 11, 2014 :
Would like to know how much a 50kg of Sugar, Rice, beans, maize flour and a box of soap costs at a whole sale price. Thanx
#Neeraj on Jun 29, 2014 :
I'm shifting to Kampala from India next month.. please suggest me 1BHK flat for rent.
#Sole on Jun 07, 2014 :
Hi. What is the real price of the farms and land in 50 miles around Kampala??
Thanks
#pavan kumar on Feb 14, 2014 :
Hi,

what could be the monthly avg cost in kampala. please help me out
ans i also want to know abt the group MFI
#Andrew on Jan 06, 2014 :
this figures are wrong - rent is high in Bugolobi, Mutungo, Ntinda, Bukoto, Lubowa rent for 2 bedroom apartments is $350 to $500 depending on the finishing, security, approximate to shopping centers and neighborhood. 3 bedrooms are $600 to $1500 in this areas.
#abs on Nov 22, 2013 :
anonymous 2 thanks for the more realistic figures!!!
#Anonymous 2 on Jan 09, 2013 :
These estimates are SO OFF in some (most) cases! Apartment in central Kampala are NOT normally that expensive. I pay about $300 per month for a nice 3 apt fairly central in Kampala and this is still the Muzungu price. Private hire taxi, waiting for one hour costs like maybe $2...and a private taxi anywhere within the city (not outskirts) shouldn't be more than $5-6 (including "start fee". 12 eggs are $0.5 in the markets. I guess if the only people contributing to these assessments are UN or embassy workers who accept near infinite rents and only do groceries at shoprite the estimates come out accordingly.
#Anonymous on Nov 21, 2012 :
(morpheme_pauls72@ovi.com)
tis quiet embarrasing what we read in the news qoutings from the OBSERVER OF 21/NOVEMBER/2012. SAYS THAT"most ugandans cant afford 3meals a day" yet there are individuals who fail to spend millions a day, they just wish of any way to spend extravagantly. am trying to carry out my research bassing on the fact that most people in this country cant afford threee meals a day, my study area is kampala.i wish to verify this claim,my topic is prices and cost of living in kampala

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