Travel budget in Uganda

Uganda: calculate your travel budget

Uganda: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Uganda for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 29 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 648* (2196362 UGX)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 68 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1671* (5668278 UGX)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 204 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3905* (13249628 UGX)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Uganda in 2019

Cost of living: Uganda VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Uganda in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Uganda in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Uganda by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Uganda compared to the national average.

Cities /Uganda View Details
Entebbe 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Entebbe
Kampala 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kampala
Soroti 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Soroti
Kasese 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kasese

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Local prices in Uganda by expense type

Restaurant budget in Uganda

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Uganda costs 60% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.1 to $ 12)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 4.4 to $ 8)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Uganda

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Uganda costs 32% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 44 to $ 58)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 30 to $ 65)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 48 to $ 165)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 328/night
($ 306 to $ 359)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 272/night
($ 254 to $ 288)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 32/month
($ 26 to $ 36)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 104/month
($ 54 to $ 177)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 138/month
($ 100 to $ 193)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 32 to $ 58)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 302/month
($ 235 to $ 443)

72% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Uganda

On average, the price of supermarket food in Uganda costs 57% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 8.8)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 1.4)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 3.3/kg
($ 3 to $ 3.8)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Uganda

On average, the price of transport in Uganda costs 45% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
($ 8.8 to $ 27)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7

Budget for living and housing in Uganda

On average, the cost of housing in Uganda costs 53% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 52)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 69/month
($ 46 to $ 143)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 260/month
($ 149 to $ 357)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 139/month
($ 90 to $ 238)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 868/month
($ 415 to $ 1352)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 364/month
($ 223 to $ 760)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 64/month
($ 30 to $ 90)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 100/month
($ 60 to $ 149)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7132/yr
($ 2963 to $ 16280)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Uganda

On average, budget for leisure activities in Uganda costs 57% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 6 to $ 7.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.6/hr
($ 3 to $ 8.8)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Uganda

On average, shopping budget in Uganda costs 52% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
($ 2 to $ 2.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 20
($ 12 to $ 46)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 7.4 to $ 46)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 48
($ 24 to $ 75)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 49
($ 30 to $ 75)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Kampala
London → Kampala
London → Kampala
$ 710
(fair price: $ 627)
Manchester → Kampala
Manchester → Kampala
Manchester → Kampala
$ 753
(fair price: $ 667)
Dublin → Kampala
Dublin → Kampala
Dublin → Kampala
$ 682
(fair price: $ 588)
New York City → Kampala
New York City → Kampala
New York City → Kampala
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 955)
Toronto (Ontario) → Kampala
Toronto (Ontario) → Kampala
Toronto (Ontario) → Kampala
$ 1219
(fair price: $ 1057)
Edinburgh → Kampala
Edinburgh → Kampala
Edinburgh → Kampala
$ 852
(fair price: $ 697)
Los Angeles → Kampala
Los Angeles  → Kampala
Los Angeles  → Kampala
$ 1324
(fair price: $ 1161)

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About the information on the cost of living in Uganda

The information about the cost of living in Uganda shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Uganda updated on 13-09-2019.

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