Uganda Currency


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. 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 A$ 0.04 A$ 0.41 A$ 4.05 A$ 40.51 A$ 405.14
Canada C$ 0.04 C$ 0.41 C$ 4.11 C$ 41.06 C$ 410.64
Ireland € 0.03 € 0.28 € 2.81 € 28.12 € 281.21
New Zealand NZ$ 0.04 NZ$ 0.44 NZ$ 4.43 NZ$ 44.34 NZ$ 443.43
South Africa R 0.40 R 4.03 R 40.28 R 402.84 R 4,028.41
United Kingdom £ 0.02 £ 0.22 £ 2.23 £ 22.29 £ 222.88
United States of America US$ 0.04 US$ 0.38 US$ 3.77 US$ 37.66 US$ 376.56

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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