The official currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change; the best currencies to change are US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling, but only exchange at official establishments. ATMs are available in major towns and cities. Credit cards are only accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants, usually only in the cities.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Uganda||UGX 100||UGX 1,000||UGX 10,000||UGX 100,000||UGX 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.04||AUD 0.39||AUD 3.90||AUD 39.00||AUD 390.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.04||CAD 0.38||CAD 3.85||CAD 38.48||CAD 384.78|
|Ireland||EUR 0.03||EUR 0.27||EUR 2.67||EUR 26.71||EUR 267.05|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.04||NZD 0.40||NZD 4.04||NZD 40.42||NZD 404.25|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.43||ZAR 4.30||ZAR 42.98||ZAR 429.81||ZAR 4,298.11|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.02||GBP 0.23||GBP 2.28||GBP 22.78||GBP 227.85|
|United States of America||USD 0.03||USD 0.29||USD 2.95||USD 29.50||USD 294.99|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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