Cost of Living in Kampala

Summary about cost of living in Kampala, Uganda:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.71 $ 1.36-8.13
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.11 $ 17.62-81.33
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.73 $ 6.78-9.49
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.95 $ 0.81-1.36
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $ 1.08-2.17
Cappuccino (regular) 2.36 $ 0.81-5.42
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.42 $ 0.27-0.79
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.31 $ 0.27-0.54
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.21 $ 1.54-3.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.54-1.23
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.43-0.98
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.58 $ 0.98-2.98
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.74-8.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.74 $ 0.86-3.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.63 $ 1.23-1.84
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.37-3.69
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.37-1.23
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.12-1.23
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.25-1.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.25-1.84
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.37-0.61
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 $ 0.27-2.17
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.56 $ 0.54-0.81
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.13 $ 5.42-13.55
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 $ 0.81-1.36
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.22-3.25
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.17 $ 1.36-2.71
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.54 $ 0.41-0.81
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 32.41 $ 23.57-48.80
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.36 $ 0.81-1.36
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.87 $ 0.44-1.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.71 $ 1.36-4.07
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 $ 3.80-4.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,843.74 $ 8,132.81-16,265.62
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,946.09 $ 6,777.34-16,265.62
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 51.12 $ 27.11-94.88
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.01-0.14
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.25 $ 40.66-94.88
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.45 $ 16.27-108.44
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.04 $ 5.42-13.55
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.37 $ 5.42-13.55
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 182.24 $ 54.22-271.09
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,393.97 $ 3,795.31-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 14.08 $ 8.13-20.33
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.21 $ 8.13-67.77
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 45.07 $ 18.98-81.33
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 47.67 $ 27.11-94.88
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 203.32 $ 121.99-325.31
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 134.58 $ 81.33-243.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 753.64 $ 406.64-2,439.84
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 352.42 $ 216.87-1,219.92
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,385.19 $ 251.85-2,518.52
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 37.78 $
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 193.64 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 22.58 19.00-25.00

Prices in Kampala

This city had 506 entries in the past 12 months by 38 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
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11 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 aleksserbia381@gmail.com
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.
MM on Jul 17, 2017:
Hi, Dear! I am very much interested in investing in Uganda. What is the real price of the unused land for agriculture and fish farm in around 50 miles from Kampala? Let me know, please.
Thanks
Big D on Apr 10, 2017:
What is this cancerous aids ridden shit hole... Ebola ftw.