International Cost of Living Calculators

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

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

Register Now
Mobility Calculators

Do you need a Cost of Living Comparison Calculator?

The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
Hypothetical Tax Calculator
Register Now

International Cost of Living Calculator Pricing

7 Day Subscription = $39 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

Annual Subscription = $89 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

See below for full details

No more waiting

Reports within minutes

Register Now
Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
and expatriate life

Register Now
Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

Use the map below or page down


International Cost of Living Help

Use our search box OR
look for your question in the list below

Is your question not here?

Email it to us at:


and we will get back to you

Register Now
Uganda, Kampala

Uganda, KampalaKampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. Kampala is the economic hub of Uganda and is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning.

Uganda 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 Kampala is 1.5 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.9% for Uganda as at September 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Uganda is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Kampala as at 1 October 2019 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Kampala, 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: Very Low
2) Clothing: Very Low
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Very Low
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Kampala is for example -20.7% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 76.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 4.6% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Kampala is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Kampala? Register subscribe to your home location and Kampala and run your personalised reports.