Uganda Shillings

Colorful Uganda Shillings | Ugandan Coins
Shillings from the past
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Currency in Uganda is denominated in Uganda Shillings and the paper currency is quite striking in color and design. In 1998 Uganda began again to issue Shillings in Coins as well.

Below is a link to a convenient exchange rates calculator which will let you know what is going on right now. This rate fluctuates daily is small amounts but over time can be significant. For example, when I first went in the early 1990s the rate was around 1,700 shillings per US dollar. Now it is in the 2,700 range or even higher. This means you get a lot more shillings for a dollar today than you did in the past. It also has produced a moderate amount of inflation in Uganda today. In the 90s 500 shillings would buy you a CokeŽ, today is 1,000 or more depending on it's hot or cold, or in a nice restaurant.


Colorful Uganda Shllings | Ugandan Coins
Shillings from the past
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