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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 49.22% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 74.25% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 P 35.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 290.00 P 200.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 P 39.17-65.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 21.50 P 13.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.50 P 12.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 21.00 P 15.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.51 P 6.00-13.99
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.79 P 4.00-11.19
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 46.67 P 45.24-53.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.89 P 5.44-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.69 P 6.80-10.43
Eggs (12) 22.40 P 18.00-29.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.95 P 9.07-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 18.69 P 15.88-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.66 P 6.78-22.23
Apples (1 lb) 8.01 P 5.87-11.77
Banana (1 lb) 5.75 P 4.54-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 6.01 P 3.63-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 5.74 P 3.63-9.50
Potato (1 lb) 6.35 P 4.08-10.43
Onion (1 lb) 6.80 P 4.08-13.59
Lettuce (1 head) 8.58 P 6.00-10.95
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.56 P 7.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 70.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.24 P 8.00-15.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.75 P 10.00-18.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 35.00 P 25.00-41.95
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-3.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 157.00 P 154.00-160.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 P 30.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 P 6.44-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 P 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.84 P 29.53-36.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 225,000.00 P 160,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 656.25 P 425.00-900.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.32 P 1.25-1.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 900.00 P 500.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 404.29 P 350.00-495.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.00 P 0.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 P 50.00-55.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 528.57 P 400.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 275.00 P 250.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 683.33 P 600.00-900.00
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 3,000.00 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,850.00 P 1,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,937.50 P 4,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,277.78 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 (Net After Tax) 6,833.33 P 6,000.00-9,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.75 9.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 490 entries in the past 18 months from 55 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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