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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 46.49% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 70.73% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 P 20.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 265.00 P 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 P 36.79-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 17.75 P 13.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.50 P 15.00-18.50
Cappuccino (regular) 20.09 P 15.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.63 P 6.00-10.51
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.79 P 4.00-10.00
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) 8.29 P 5.90-10.43
Eggs (12) 21.50 P 17.00-29.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.95 P 9.07-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19.35 P 15.88-22.66
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.74 P 14.51-14.97
Apples (1 lb) 7.83 P 5.87-11.77
Banana (1 lb) 5.53 P 4.54-6.80
Oranges (1 lb) 6.17 P 3.63-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 5.62 P 4.54-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 7.35 P 4.08-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 6.44 P 4.08-13.59
Lettuce (1 head) 9.15 P 6.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.36 P 7.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 77.50 P 59.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.45 P 7.50-15.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.40 P 12.00-17.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 34.98 P 25.00-41.95
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-3.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 P 0.00-154.00
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) 30.00 P 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.12 P 29.98-36.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 225,000.00 P 160,000.00-250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
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 383.75 P 240.00-495.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 96.67 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) 518.75 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) 714.29 P 600.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 771.43 P 500.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,300.00 P 2,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,183.33 P 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,222.22 P 3,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,625.00 P 4,000.00-7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557.41 P
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,251.58 P
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 6,571.43 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.80 9.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 504 entries in the past 18 months from 52 different contributors.
Last update: July, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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