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Foreign Exchange Guide to Uganda

Read this currency guide to Uganda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/UGX=3705.3217]

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Ugandan Shilling
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Uganda, the Ugandan Shilling currency plus UGX transfers and travel tips.

In this Uganda currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Ugandan Shilling info - general info about the Ugandan Shilling
  2. Ugandan Shilling in the markets - recent UGX moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Uganda - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Ugandan Shilling cash online - travel money for Uganda
  5. Sending money to Uganda - save on Ugandan Shilling bank transfers to Uganda
  6. Ugandan Shilling exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Ugandan Shilling (UGX) general currency information

What is the Ugandan Shilling currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Ugandan Shilling is UGX and the symbol is USh.

Which countries use the Ugandan Shilling?

It is the domestic currency in Uganda.

Ugandan Shilling (UGX) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to UGX exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-UGX 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Uganda


Travel money for Uganda


Save money and time by Ordering your Ugandan Shilling online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the UGX cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Ugandan Shilling otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


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  1. Compare UGX travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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Sending money to Uganda

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Uganda you need to start with finding out the latest Ugandan Shilling foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Uganda

When sending money to Uganda it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Ugandan Shilling amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted UGX amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Uganda.

Use our Send to UGX calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Ugandan Shilling deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular UGX cross rates

UGX/USD - Ugandan Shilling to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0002681 Week
16 Nov 20180.0002681 Month
19 Jun 20180.0002596 Months
16 Dec 20170.0002751 Year
16 Dec 20160.0002782 Years
17 Dec 20130.0004005 Years
18 Dec 20080.00051910 Years

UGX/EUR - Ugandan Shilling to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0002351 Week
16 Nov 20180.0002341 Month
19 Jun 20180.0002246 Months
16 Dec 20170.0002341 Year
16 Dec 20160.0002662 Years
17 Dec 20130.0002915 Years
18 Dec 20080.00036210 Years

UGX/GBP - Ugandan Shilling to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0002101 Week
16 Nov 20180.0002081 Month
19 Jun 20180.0001976 Months
16 Dec 20170.0002071 Year
16 Dec 20160.0002222 Years
17 Dec 20130.0002465 Years
18 Dec 20080.00034210 Years

UGX/JPY - Ugandan Shilling to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.03011 Week
16 Nov 20180.03021 Month
19 Jun 20180.02856 Months
16 Dec 20170.03101 Year
16 Dec 20160.03272 Years
17 Dec 20130.04115 Years
18 Dec 20080.046310 Years

UGX/AUD - Ugandan Shilling to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0003731 Week
16 Nov 20180.0003651 Month
19 Jun 20180.0003516 Months
16 Dec 20170.0003601 Year
16 Dec 20160.0003802 Years
17 Dec 20130.0004505 Years
18 Dec 20080.00074810 Years

UGX/CAD - Ugandan Shilling to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0003571 Week
16 Nov 20180.0003521 Month
19 Jun 20180.0003446 Months
16 Dec 20170.0003541 Year
16 Dec 20160.0003702 Years
17 Dec 20130.0004245 Years
18 Dec 20080.00062110 Years

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