Cost of Living in Arua

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$470
$1186
🛋️ Without rent
$294
$857
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$176
$329
🍽️ Food
$211
$555
🚐 Transport
$22
$59.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$120
😀 Quality of life
16
🏙️ Population
62K

The average cost of living in Arua is $470, which is in the top 8% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8521st out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 9 in Uganda.

The median after-tax salary is $120, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 9077th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 8th best city to live in Uganda. With an estimated population of 62K, Arua is the 8th largest city in Uganda.

Why living in Arua costs 3.9 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Arua for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 2 km Arua Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12075 Muni University
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Prices in Arua

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.85
 Cappuccino
$1.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$68.6
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$396
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$179
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$749
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1521
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.01
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.83
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$82.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3560

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