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How much do things cost in Uganda?
Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data) $52.23
Mid range bottle of wine $9.96
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre $660.12
Taxi start $3.98
1 Pair of men leather shoes $50.64
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre $293.35
Gasoline (1 liter) $1.47
1 Pair of Jeans $66.93
Monthly Pass (local transport) $99.60
Pack of cigarettes $1.80
* All price are converted to USD

About Uganda

It was named by the queen as the pearl of Africa due its beautiful hills that make up its topography. It is a landlocked country with no ports surrounded by Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania. Uganda derives its name from Buganda kingdom and is a Bantu speaking population. The official languages are Swahili, English and Luganda

Uganda is ‘religiously royal’ even when other countries are moving away from such tradition. The country still has a Kabaka who owns chunks of lands and a president. One could say it is the Britain of Africa. Entry to Uganda is usually less hectic as longs as one has the proper travelling documents. One can get into the country by using cheap flights to Uganda or by road, the latter being convenient for surrounding countries.

Uganda is famed for bananas that make up the matokes delicacy and cassava served with groundnut soup, beans or meat. It is not a very organized place as it can get crowded especially in the urban centers however, it does not disappoint. One will enjoy local food more compared to Western cuisines and their food is absolutely safe and healthy.

For revelers, one will enjoy night clubs even in the interior Uganda, the inhabitants understand what entertainment and having fun is all about. Music is usually local with a touch of international genres. Recently, there has been an issue with the length of skirt a woman should wear, watching how you dress in this country is vital to avoid offending locals. Cheap flights to Uganda can easily be booked through contacting relevant online travel agents.

Most hotels in Uganda are cheap and available 24/7; if not a hotel one will find a guest house or lodge. Transport is usually very cheap factored by motor bikes that one should watch out for; otherwise, one could get hit. Consequently, taxis are available at cheap rates which can be negotiated as the owners hike them when they notice one is touring the country. Security is highly enhanced by continuous presence of police patrols, therefore, one can shop freely at the malls, walk freely on the gardens, beach or simply touring the towns. Basic amenities are well catered for, for instance, cyber cafes that provide internet, mobile networks that facilitate communication.

Information about travelling to Uganda

  • Sex ratio of Uganda
    0.99 male/female
  • Cellphone owners in Uganda
    16.355 million (58th)
  • Independence of Uganda
    9 October 1962

    National Holiday : Independence Day, 9 October
  • Industries of Uganda
    cotton textiles; cement
    steel production
  • Age structure of Uganda
    0-14-years 48.7%
    15-24-years 21.2%
    25-54-years 25.7%
    55-64-years 2.1%
    65-years-and-over 2.1%
  • Religions of Uganda
    Roman Catholic 41.9%
    Protestant 42%
    Muslim 12.1%
    other 3.1%
    none 0.9%