Cost of living in Gulu, Uganda

Summary of cost of living in Gulu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 6,903,501 Shilling
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,678,640 Shilling
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Gulu, Uganda. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,333 Shilling
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 15,667 Shilling
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16,000 Shilling
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,467 Shilling
12 eggs, large 6,850 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,250 Shilling
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,500 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7,750 Shilling
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,167 Shilling
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,333 Shilling
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25,000 Shilling
2 liters of coca-cola 4,333 Shilling
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,663 Shilling
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,516,850 Shilling
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,150,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,000,000 Shilling
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 800,000 Shilling
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen tv 1,300,000 Shilling
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,600,000 Shilling
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9,450 Shilling
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 85,141 Shilling
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 80,000 Shilling
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 90,000 Shilling
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 185,000 Shilling
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,730 Shilling
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,500 Shilling
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20,000 Shilling
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 25,000 Shilling
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18,750 Shilling
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18,000 Shilling
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,740 Shilling
Tube of toothpaste 5,050 Shilling
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35,000 Shilling
2 tickets to the movies 20,000 Shilling
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 51,667 Shilling
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25,000 Shilling
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,000 Shilling
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 Shilling
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 450 Shilling
1 month of gym membership in business district 150,000 Shilling
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,000 Shilling
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2020

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