International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Cost of Living Allowance
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International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Uganda, All Areas

Uganda, All AreasUganda is in Eastern Africa, west of Kenya. The climate is tropical, generally rainy, but semi arid in the northeast.

The official languages are English and Swahili. English is widely spoken, but it is the second language for many Ugandans. Luganda is also widely spoken. The main religions are Christianity and Islam.

Uganda's economy suffered from devastating economic policies and instability, leaving Uganda as one of the world's poorest countries. The country has commenced economic reforms and growth has been robust. Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas.

Expatriate business dress is relatively conservative.

The security risk for expatriates in Uganda is medium overall, but high in many of the border areas. Risks include road safety, petty crime, banditry, roadside armed robbery, and occasional attacks by militant groups.

The currency of Uganda is the Uganda Shilling (UGX). Credit cards are not widely accepted.

Medical facilities in Uganda are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Outbreaks of cholera, Rift Valley Fever and typhoid have been reported. There is a high prevalence of HIV.

The population of Uganda is 41.5 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.8% for Uganda as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Uganda is progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Uganda as at 1 April 2018 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Uganda, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Low
2) Clothing: Low
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Very Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Low

Uganda is for example -33% cheaper than USA for groceries, -17% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 74% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Uganda is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Uganda for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Uganda) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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