Cost of Living in Kampala

Summary about cost of living in Kampala, Uganda:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6,000.00 USh 5,000.00-15,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100,000.00 USh 60,000.00-160,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 32,000.00 USh 25,000.00-40,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 USh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 USh 5,000.00-8,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9,846.15 USh 6,000.00-20,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,458.82 USh 1,000.00-3,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,075.00 USh 1,000.00-2,000.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,473.18 USh 5,678.12-13,248.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,489.61 USh 1,995.81-8,164.67
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,826.20 USh 1,360.78-2,494.76
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,352.63 USh 3,600.00-12,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,303.01 USh 3,175.15-31,751.50
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7,526.81 USh 3,175.15-13,607.79
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,350.30 USh 5,443.11-8,164.67
Apples (1 lb) 5,556.30 USh 2,267.96-13,607.79
Banana (1 lb) 2,211.27 USh 1,360.78-3,513.04
Oranges (1 lb) 2,503.31 USh 453.59-5,896.71
Tomato (1 lb) 1,941.38 USh 907.19-2,267.96
Potato (1 lb) 1,822.92 USh 907.19-3,628.74
Onion (1 lb) 1,606.47 USh 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 4,250.00 USh 1,500.00-8,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,977.27 USh 1,200.00-3,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30,000.00 USh 20,000.00-50,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,578.95 USh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,923.08 USh 5,000.00-10,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8,000.00 USh 4,000.00-12,000.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3,000.00 USh 1,500.00-5,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 119,565.22 USh 30,000.00-180,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,000.00 USh 3,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3,218.69 USh 1,609.34-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 USh 5,000.00-15,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14,960.35 USh 13,627.49-16,466.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000,000.00 USh 25,000,000.00-40,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,285,714.29 USh 25,000,000.00-32,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199,000.00 USh 120,000.00-350,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 354.62 USh 180.00-600.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 235,800.00 USh 150,000.00-350,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 235,384.62 USh 80,000.00-400,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 53,571.43 USh 30,000.00-60,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22,500.00 USh 20,000.00-35,000.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 638,461.54 USh 250,000.00-1,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,339,366.05 USh 12,000,000.00-52,695,586.32
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55,294.35 USh 30,000.00-140,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 80,000.00 USh 40,000.00-200,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 182,307.69 USh 80,000.00-320,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 195,000.00 USh 120,000.00-400,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 955,263.16 USh 450,000.00-2,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 521,052.63 USh 300,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,477,851.20 USh 1,800,000.00-9,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,268,421.05 USh 800,000.00-3,864,343.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,696,581.20 USh 464,511.33-74,321,813.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,780,626.78 USh 232,255.67-3,251,579.34
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 503,333.33 USh
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.25 11.00-25.00

Prices in Kampala

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Last update: January 2022
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9 Comments so far
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.
Aleksandar on Jan 13, 2019:
Hello. I have plan to invest and start living in Uganda in next few years. I will produce cement tiles and other building materials. I'm interested to find business partner there, that can have his part in this business.
So if anyone is interested my email is
Ahmed on Nov 20, 2018:
Dear, I have a proposal at Kampala for sales manager, they offer me 1000 USD and accommodation.
would that be good offer or the salary is low ?
PRASOON KAUSHIK on Aug 07, 2018:
Dear got a job opportunity in Kampala currently annual salary is 24.lac
How much should I ask them to live a decent life their, I will be moving with my wife and 1 son.
sanjeeb kumar jamadar on May 23, 2018:
sir i got a job offer at Uganda, they will pay me 1650 usd per month and providing accomodation. Shall i accept the offer. They will provide me duty meal also. How much maximum amount i can save in this salary if i am not wasting money. Please advise me this is my first international job offer.