Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What The World Costs- Uganda

500 Ugandan shilling ($.16): 2 bananas
800 shilling ($.27): 500ml water at convenience store
1000 shilling ($.33): 15 minutes internet
1,500 shilling ($.50): 500 ml water at hostel; matate (shared van taxi) ride
2,000 shilling ($.67): 300 ml bottle of Coke
3,000 shilling ($1): 15 minute boda boda (moto taxi) ride from central Kampala to Lunguja; shot of Crazy Cock Whisky; SIM card
4,000 shilling ($1.33): cold Nile Beer at Blue River bar; beef pilau
4,500 shilling ($1.50): 2 boiled eggs and 2 pieces of toast at the hostel
5,000 shilling ($1.67): Fish tail stew w/ rice, yams & matoke at market restaurant; entrance to Uganda Museum; peanut paste (butter) and honey sandwich at hostel
6,000 shilling ($2): 25 minute boda boda ride from Kabagala to Lunguja
7,000 shilling ($2.33): double espresso
8,000 shilling ($2.67): Pot of milky, gingery African Tea at Cafe Juras; 40 minute boda ride
10,000 shilling ($3.33): glass of red wine at the hostel
12,000 shilling ($4): Daily Lunch Special (Chicken Curry w/ rice and a banana)
14,000 shilling ($4.67): Chicken Mochocho and chops
15,000 shilling ($5): Curry goat and matoke at Highlands restaurant; Entebbe airport transfer
19,000 shilling ($6.33): Ginger Love (pineapple, ginger, orange and rum) at Lake Victoria
20,000 shilling ($6.67): single room w/ shared bathroom at Entebbe Backpackers hostel
30,000 shilling ($10): single room w/shared bathroom at Kampala Backpackers Hostel; ticket for Ndere Cultural Center show
70,000 shilling ($23.33): 1 hour taxi ride from Kampala to Entebbe
360,000 shilling ($120) : 1 night at Hotel Africana, breakfast included

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