Cost of living

The cost of living in Kampala are relatively low compared to other capitals of the region. We would like to give you an idea:

  • A room in an international residential community or sub-rent, costs between 120 and 200 euros per month.
  • Transport within the city can be organized either with collection or motorcycle tax. For a one-way journey from or to the Goethe-Center you are expected to pay between 2,000 and 6,000 UGX (60 Eurocent to 1,70 Euro)
  • For your meals, you should schedule about 150 euros per month.


The Goethe Centre to support you in finding an accommodation. In Kampala and Uganda, there are unfortunately no online platforms that regularly provide accommodation. Occasionally, living and working aliens in Uganda publish in social networks and on pinboards within the city.