Cost of living comparison

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Kampala is 2.4 times more expensive than Cairo.

If you lived in Kampala instead of Cairo, you would:

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pay 65.2% more for restaurants

 
Cairo
Kampala
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.27
EGP203.67
$2.66
UGX9,971
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.27
EGP203.67
$7.99
UGX29,913
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.25
EGP11.88
$0.42
UGX1,579

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pay 2.3 times more for groceries

 
Cairo
Kampala
Bread
1 loaf
$0.56
EGP26.58
$1.24
UGX4,625
Local cheese (8 oz) $1.68
EGP80.19
$1.55
UGX5,791
Milk (1 gallon) $3.57
EGP170.44
$2.78
UGX10,409

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pay 4.0 times more for transportation

 
Cairo
Kampala
Gasoline (1 gallon) $0.96
EGP45.79
$5.85
UGX21,880
Monthly public transit pass $6.40
EGP305.50
$53.30
UGX199,419
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $34,150.60
EGP1,629,325.12
$9,992.84
UGX37,391,048

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pay 4.0 times more for housing

 
Cairo
Kampala
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$7.77
EGP370.84
$82.83
UGX309,925
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $194.33
EGP9,271.67
$281.28
UGX1,052,489
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $117.39
EGP5,600.81
$179.13
UGX670,269

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pay 2.2 times more for childcare

 
Cairo
Kampala
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $99.11
EGP4,728.44
$156.55
UGX585,793
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,728.87
EGP82,484.58
$4,882.34
UGX18,268,643

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pay 84.8% more for entertainment and sports

 
Cairo
Kampala
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.76
EGP84.01
$1.27
UGX4,736
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.50
EGP71.56
$2.52
UGX9,417
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.76
EGP84.01
$2.66
UGX9,971

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pay 36.5% less for clothing

 
Cairo
Kampala
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$34.43
EGP1,642.72
$17.45
UGX65,310
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$41.73
EGP1,991.11
$23.49
UGX87,882
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$89.91
EGP4,289.71
$36.31
UGX135,854

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