Cost of Living Comparison Between Kampala and Nairobi 

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Consumer Prices in Nairobi are 3.2% lower than in Kampala (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nairobi are 3.9% higher than in Kampala
Rent Prices in Nairobi are 35.3% higher than in Kampala
Restaurant Prices in Nairobi are 2.5% lower than in Kampala
Groceries Prices in Nairobi are 7.2% higher than in Kampala
Local Purchasing Power in Nairobi is 80.3% higher than in Kampala
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Restaurants
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10,000.00 USh
(373.78 KSh)
16,052.39 USh
(600.00 KSh)
     +60.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120,000.00 USh
(4,485.31 KSh)
107,015.96 USh
(4,000.00 KSh)
     -10.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30,000.00 USh
(1,121.33 KSh)
18,727.79 USh
(700.00 KSh)
     -37.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,500.00 USh
(168.20 KSh)
8,026.20 USh
(300.00 KSh)
     +78.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12,500.00 USh
(467.22 KSh)
10,701.60 USh
(400.00 KSh)
     -14.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 9,750.00 USh
(364.43 KSh)
8,395.13 USh
(313.79 KSh)
     -13.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,740.61 USh
(65.06 KSh)
1,916.14 USh
(71.62 KSh)
     +10.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,375.00 USh
(51.39 KSh)
1,651.91 USh
(61.74 KSh)
     +20.1 %
Markets
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,524.28 USh
(393.37 KSh)
11,753.67 USh
(439.32 KSh)
     +11.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4,095.46 USh
(153.08 KSh)
1,725.03 USh
(64.48 KSh)
     -57.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,257.88 USh
(84.39 KSh)
2,899.53 USh
(108.38 KSh)
     +28.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6,777.04 USh
(253.31 KSh)
5,982.86 USh
(223.63 KSh)
     -11.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,849.56 USh
(181.26 KSh)
18,074.84 USh
(675.59 KSh)
     +272.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8,104.19 USh
(302.92 KSh)
9,495.97 USh
(354.94 KSh)
     +17.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7,200.79 USh
(269.15 KSh)
7,558.63 USh
(282.52 KSh)
     +5.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,557.28 USh
(170.34 KSh)
3,708.47 USh
(138.61 KSh)
     -18.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,485.29 USh
(92.89 KSh)
1,458.89 USh
(54.53 KSh)
     -41.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,808.62 USh
(104.98 KSh)
2,761.82 USh
(103.23 KSh)
     -1.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,245.68 USh
(83.94 KSh)
1,353.10 USh
(50.58 KSh)
     -39.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,832.79 USh
(68.51 KSh)
1,450.18 USh
(54.20 KSh)
     -20.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 2,418.42 USh
(90.39 KSh)
1,521.30 USh
(56.86 KSh)
     -37.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,607.14 USh
(134.83 KSh)
2,096.12 USh
(78.35 KSh)
     -41.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,200.00 USh
(82.23 KSh)
2,208.32 USh
(82.54 KSh)
     +0.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 31,000.00 USh
(1,158.71 KSh)
40,130.98 USh
(1,500.00 KSh)
     +29.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4,333.33 USh
(161.97 KSh)
6,684.33 USh
(249.84 KSh)
     +54.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,555.56 USh
(282.41 KSh)
8,483.51 USh
(317.09 KSh)
     +12.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9,000.00 USh
(336.40 KSh)
9,363.90 USh
(350.00 KSh)
     +4.0 %
Transportation
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,000.00 USh
(112.13 KSh)
2,675.40 USh
(100.00 KSh)
     -10.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 USh
(7,475.52 KSh)
113,436.91 USh
(4,240.00 KSh)
     -43.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 USh
(112.13 KSh)
5,350.80 USh
(200.00 KSh)
     +78.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,414.02 USh
(90.23 KSh)
7,319.59 USh
(273.59 KSh)
     +203.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 USh
(373.78 KSh)
7,758.66 USh
(290.00 KSh)
     -22.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22,045.73 USh
(824.02 KSh)
20,871.27 USh
(780.12 KSh)
     -5.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000,000.00 USh
(1,495,104.15 KSh)
64,209,573.83 USh
(2,400,000.00 KSh)
     +60.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 55,900,000.00 USh
(2,089,408.04 KSh)
60,916,775.17 USh
(2,276,923.08 KSh)
     +9.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205,666.67 USh
(7,687.33 KSh)
95,341.49 USh
(3,563.64 KSh)
     -53.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50,000.00 USh
(1,868.88 KSh)
46,670.85 USh
(1,744.44 KSh)
     -6.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 297,160.00 USh
(11,107.13 KSh)
140,867.98 USh
(5,265.31 KSh)
     -52.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 212,500.00 USh
(7,942.74 KSh)
161,383.88 USh
(6,032.14 KSh)
     -24.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 53,392.75 USh
(1,995.69 KSh)
65,440.26 USh
(2,446.00 KSh)
     +22.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22,000.00 USh
(822.31 KSh)
21,403.19 USh
(800.00 KSh)
     -2.7 %
Childcare
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 700,000.00 USh
(26,164.32 KSh)
531,178.16 USh
(19,854.17 KSh)
     -24.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,095,833.33 USh
(713,756.49 KSh)
26,490,462.30 USh
(990,150.00 KSh)
     +38.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63,888.89 USh
(2,388.01 KSh)
64,552.72 USh
(2,412.83 KSh)
     +1.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79,285.71 USh
(2,963.51 KSh)
83,574.37 USh
(3,123.81 KSh)
     +5.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 152,500.00 USh
(5,700.08 KSh)
189,102.06 USh
(7,068.18 KSh)
     +24.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 220,000.00 USh
(8,223.07 KSh)
176,226.20 USh
(6,586.91 KSh)
     -19.9 %
Rent Per Month
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 971,428.57 USh
(36,309.67 KSh)
1,495,791.21 USh
(55,909.09 KSh)
     +54.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 656,250.00 USh
(24,529.05 KSh)
689,206.02 USh
(25,760.87 KSh)
     +5.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,750,000.00 USh
(102,788.41 KSh)
3,669,949.37 USh
(137,173.91 KSh)
     +33.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,212,500.00 USh
(45,320.34 KSh)
1,708,607.03 USh
(63,863.64 KSh)
     +40.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 429,734.92 USh
(16,062.46 KSh)
396,070.09 USh
(14,804.15 KSh)
     -7.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,364,827.20 USh
(125,769.18 KSh)
231,612.43 USh
(8,657.12 KSh)
     -93.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Kampala Edit Nairobi Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 808,333.33 USh
(30,213.56 KSh)
1,514,275.78 USh
(56,600.00 KSh)
     +87.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.04 13.29      -33.7 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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