Cost of Living in Kampala

Summary of cost of living in Kampala, Uganda:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10,000.00 USh 6,000.00-13,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120,000.00 USh 80,000.00-180,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30,000.00 USh 20,000.00-35,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,500.00 USh 2,500.00-12,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9,500.00 USh 5,000.00-18,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9,375.00 USh 4,000.00-23,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,650.00 USh 1,000.00-5,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,312.50 USh 1,000.00-2,000.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11,008.39 USh 5,678.12-15,141.65
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4,249.10 USh 2,721.56-7,081.71
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,277.04 USh 1,814.37-2,721.56
Eggs (regular) (12) 6,851.25 USh 3,600.00-12,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,848.90 USh 2,721.56-13,607.79
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7,983.24 USh 3,628.74-11,793.42
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7,370.88 USh 5,896.71-9,979.04
Apples (1 lb) 4,656.59 USh 2,267.96-6,803.89
Banana (1 lb) 2,440.38 USh 1,360.78-3,903.13
Oranges (1 lb) 2,952.32 USh 1,133.98-6,803.89
Tomato (1 lb) 2,199.54 USh 997.90-3,903.13
Potato (1 lb) 1,773.59 USh 680.39-4,535.93
Onion (1 lb) 2,133.42 USh 1,133.98-4,535.93
Lettuce (1 head) 3,607.14 USh 2,000.00-5,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,247.06 USh 1,500.00-3,903.12
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 36,000.00 USh 20,000.00-60,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4,346.15 USh 3,500.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,545.45 USh 4,000.00-15,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9,000.00 USh 5,000.00-15,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,000.00 USh 2,000.00-5,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 USh 160,000.00-300,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 USh 2,000.00-10,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,414.02 USh 1,609.34-3,218.69
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 USh 5,000.00-30,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22,045.73 USh 20,062.69-24,605.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000,000.00 USh 35,000,000.00-65,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 55,900,000.00 USh 35,000,000.00-130,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205,666.67 USh 170,000.00-300,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50,000.00 USh 50,000.00-50,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 297,160.00 USh 150,000.00-850,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 212,500.00 USh 100,000.00-350,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 53,392.75 USh 50,000.00-53,571.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22,250.00 USh 15,000.00-25,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 700,000.00 USh 400,000.00-1,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,095,833.33 USh 8,400,000.00-27,175,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63,607.83 USh 30,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79,285.71 USh 30,000.00-120,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 152,500.00 USh 100,000.00-250,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 220,909.09 USh 120,000.00-350,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,112,500.00 USh 700,000.00-2,800,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 672,222.22 USh 450,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,750,000.00 USh 2,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,422,222.22 USh 800,000.00-5,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 429,734.92 USh 371,609.07-464,511.33
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,364,827.20 USh 226,495.73-6,503,158.68
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 808,333.33 USh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.04 11.00-23.00

Prices in Kampala

This city had 308 entries in the past 12 months by 25 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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8 Comments so far
Shami on Jul 19, 2023:
i left Uganda as a child - courtesy of Idi Amin. I want to go back and stay a few months and relive my memories. Is $1500 canadian adequate to afford a somewhat comfortable stay.
Alex Nesterov on Aug 03, 2022:
I still can see that mostly the prices here is incorrect...
Alex Nesterov on May 28, 2022:
These prices you post here for whites only... I lived in Entebbe from October 2021 to March 2022, visited shops and restaurants for locals which I preferred to buy food and etc, I rented local apartment in place where mostly locals... I also visited places where is whites prefer to buy and rent... they pay for 4 times higher prices... lol
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2021:
Who would want to visit Uganda let alone Kampala in the first place? Friends visited Kampala and other parts of Uganda and sent me pictures. Trash everywhere on the streets and no sidewalks.Driving on dirt roads in Kampala, laughable.Beggars consume the streets people wearing shabby clothes aggressive women cling to foreigners like a magnet.I saw videos friends sent me too.
Anonymous on Jan 19, 2021:
Aditya if there not giving you accomodation please don't bother to come to uganda. Uganda is expensive you might end up without saving at all
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
A big thank you to President Museveni for standing up for us Uganda citizens our country and not allowing Twitter to interfere in our elections and personal lives.

Respectfully yours, Uganda citizens
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2020:
Aditya it should be atleast $22,000 I wouldn't accept an offer that low.
Adithya on Nov 04, 2020:
Hi Sir this is Adithya I got a job offer at Uganda they will pay me 1200USD. What is the cost of living. Shall I accept the offer.