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Africa - Uganda Kampala

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by TheComputingTeacher, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. TheComputingTeacher

    TheComputingTeacher New commenter

    Hello. Anybody here have much Information about Kampala or Uganda. I hear the city can be busy and polluted? Would love to hear about salary expectation and the tax situation?
    Cant find much information but my initial research suggests high taxes. What about rental?

    There's a afew schools, one part of massive global group. Which I'm interested in.

    Your comments and advice would be appreciated.
  2. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

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  3. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    City is very busy. Traffic is a nightmare.

    Taxes are high, so do your numbers.

    Ask about safety of area accommodation is in. Safe expat areas are expensive, relatively speaking.

    Amazing place. Just not easy and not everyone’s cup of tea. Great travel opportunities.
  4. Mr_Malaga

    Mr_Malaga New commenter

    Lived there for 3 years. Traffic truly horrendous (even though the centre of Kampala is actually quite small), you'll need to live nearby the school. It it can be polluted, sometimes the smog was so bad you couldn't see the city centre from the surrounding hills. Safest areas are the expat areas as Rouxx says, but they are expensive
    unless you are on an expat package
    . Also, electricity and water are luxuries not necessities....according to the national suppliers.
    It is an amazing place, it is one of the African countries that has everything. My kids went to one of the international schools which had a good community. If I had to pick, I'd go for ISU in Lubowa which is out of the centre and the chaos and gives the option of 'popping' to Entebbe.
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  5. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    ...and the erratic internet (although mobile data is now pretty reliable)
  6. TheComputingTeacher

    TheComputingTeacher New commenter

    Thanks for the information. That has been useful.

    Does anyone have any idea of the school terms and when they start/end? does it follow British system.

    What about this Social Security of 5%??

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