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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 48.61% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 76.45% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 P 30.00-59.95
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 P 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 P 39.57-62.19
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 17.75 P 11.00-25.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 15.50 P 12.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 21.08 P 13.00-28.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 7.85 P 6.00-12.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 6.25 P 4.00-11.31
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.66 P 45.24-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.04 P 5.44-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.06 P 6.80-11.32
Eggs (12) 21.80 P 18.00-29.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.51 P 13.61-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 16.90 P 14.06-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.66 P 6.78-22.23
Apples (1 lb) 7.71 P 5.87-10.43
Banana (1 lb) 5.56 P 4.54-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 6.01 P 3.63-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 5.67 P 3.63-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 7.80 P 4.08-13.59
Onion (1 lb) 4.54 P 4.08-4.99
Lettuce (1 head) 8.58 P 6.00-10.95
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.13 P 7.00-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 P 59.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.42 P 8.00-15.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 15.08 P 12.00-18.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 34.95 P 25.00-40.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 157.00 P 154.00-160.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 P 30.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 P
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 P 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.85 P 29.98-36.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 P 200,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 606.25 P 300.00-900.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.34 P 1.25-1.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,300.00 P 600.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 357.00 P 240.00-495.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.00 P 0.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 P 40.00-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 583.33 P 500.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 325.00 P 250.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 783.33 P 600.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 700.00 P 500.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,750.00 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,620.00 P 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,187.50 P 3,500.00-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,928.57 P 2,500.00-7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 578.70 P 557.41-600.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,999.98 P
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 7,000.00 P 6,000.00-9,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.33 10.00-11.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 456 entries in the past 18 months from 50 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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