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 0.38||AUD 3.83||AUD 38.29||AUD 382.87|
|Canada||CAD 0.04||CAD 0.38||CAD 3.77||CAD 37.70||CAD 377.02|
|Ireland||EUR 0.03||EUR 0.26||EUR 2.62||EUR 26.15||EUR 261.51|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.04||NZD 0.40||NZD 3.98||NZD 39.78||NZD 397.84|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.42||ZAR 4.16||ZAR 41.62||ZAR 416.24||ZAR 4,162.42|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.02||GBP 0.22||GBP 2.19||GBP 21.89||GBP 218.93|
|United States of America||USD 0.03||USD 0.29||USD 2.92||USD 29.24||USD 292.38|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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