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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 43.35% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 61.72% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 P 30.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 P 200.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 P 40.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 22.50 P 12.50-45.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 P 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.50 P 12.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.71 P 6.50-15.95
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.89 P 4.50-8.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.03 P 37.85-55.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.16 P 4.08-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.62 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 22.77 P 18.00-25.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 28.12 P 9.07-90.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 24.72 P 19.50-31.73
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.36 P 14.51-24.49
Apples (1 lb) 7.71 P 6.80-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 6.17 P 4.54-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 7.86 P 3.15-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 6.07 P 4.99-7.69
Potato (1 lb) 7.04 P 4.41-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 4.44 P 4.06-4.99
Lettuce (1 head) 8.50 P 6.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.80 P 8.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 P 45.00-65.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.15 P 7.50-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.25 P 10.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 41.00 P 22.00-44.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 154.00 P 140.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 P 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 P 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 P 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.38 P 28.39-45.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 P 135,000.00-190,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 127,500.00 P 45,000.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 525.83 P 340.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.34 P 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 476.00 P 300.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 360.00 P 220.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 140.00 P 70.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 57.50 P 55.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,039.93 P 1,666.67-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 52,300.00 P 22,500.00-75,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 539.43 P 350.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 313.33 P 180.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 841.67 P 500.00-1,350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 970.00 P 800.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,750.00 P 2,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,583.33 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,642.86 P 3,500.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,500.00 P 3,500.00-12,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 929.02 P 464.51-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,258.02 P 1,161.28-8,361.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,250.00 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.75 7.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 435 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.
Last update: May 2018
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