Kampala Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2022

Kampala is a beautiful city that is often overlooked on trips throughout the African continent. Because of this, you will find Kampala to be quite a bit cheaper than many East African capital cities.

Kampala City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Kampala

Population 1,700,000
Area 1,700,000
Timezone UTC+3
Currency Ugandan Shilling
Airports Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
1 USD = 3,800.0200 UGX
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Kampala

Kampala Hotel Seasons

Kampala Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar23.72 - 28.46
starstarstarstarstar25.61 - 50.28
starstarstarstarstar29.41 - 66.41
starstarstarstarstar114.79 - 184.04
starstarstarstarstar425.01

Kampala Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel7.59 - 17.08

Kampala Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Uganda MuseumOne of the best museums in East Africa featuring archaeology, natural history, agriculture, war, religion and recreation. Don’t miss the banana beer and musical instrument displays.
Adults
Children
3.95
1.84
Kasubi TombsThis Unesco World Heritage site was attacked by arsonists in 2010 but they are rebuilding and repairing the damage. It was a palace converted to a tomb for four kings and is an impressive structure with rich heritage.
Adults
Children
2.63
0.26
Gaddafi National MosqueSitting on 12 acres, it offers an impressive view of Kampala and education on Islam and the history.
Everyone
3.95

Kampala Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastAlmost all hotels will include breakfast in the price of the room. If not, local stalls and small cafes have cheap and simple breakfast options0.79 - 1.58
Budget lunchThere are street vendors and small local cafes that cater to both local residents and tourists1.05 - 2.11
Budget dinnerSmaller, local restaurants offer daily “specials” depending on what they were able to purchase. Always delicious and normally the cheapest option2.11 - 5.26
Beer .5LMost East African beer is sold in .5L bottles and you can find alcohol in almost all sit down restaurants0.53 - 0.92
Soda and waterTap water isn’t safe to drink, but you can easily buy water and sodas at any restaurant, bar or small shop0.39 - 0.66

Kampala Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center15.79 - 21.05
Minibus from airport to city center0.53 - 1.05
3-km taxi ride in Kampala3.95 - 5.26
Boda Boda 3-km ride in Kampala0.79 - 1.32

Getting around Kampala

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When to visit Kampala

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January83642.8
February85652.1
March84654.7
April82656.9
May81644.9
June80642.6
July80632.2
August81632.6
September82634.2
October82645.0
November81646.0
December82643.4

Kampala Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:54am7:00pm
21 Jun6:47am6:56pm
21 Sep6:40am6:46pm
21 Dec6:46pm6:51pm

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