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Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Lubaga Division. The city is coterminous with Kampala District. Surrounding Kampala is the rapidly growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and now stands at over 2 million. Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03% by City Mayors. Kampala was ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City, U.S.


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Facts and Stats for Kampala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kampala

    Know the pollution level of Kampala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 78.57 (High)
    • Water Pollution 80 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 88.89 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.73 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Kampala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kampala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kampala.

    • Burglary and Theft 71.43 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90.91 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 61.9 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 73.75 (High)
    • Attacks 42.05 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.86 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kampala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 40.44 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 98.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.78 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.86 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.1 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.94 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kampala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kampala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 17.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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