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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 44.77% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 72.61% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 90.00 P 70.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 P 300.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 P 50.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 19.00 P 15.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 P 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 24.72 P 14.73-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 9.75 P 6.95-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.81 P 5.00-16.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.21 P 45.24-55.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.13 P 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.28 P 4.54-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.14 P 21.70-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 26.60 P 13.61-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.98 P 22.68-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.77 P 9.07-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 7.60 P 6.80-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 5.90 P 3.18-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 9.07 P 6.80-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 5.90 P 4.51-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 4.19 P 3.18-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 3.84 P 2.27-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 9.00 P 8.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.25 P 11.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 65.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.00 P 12.00-18.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.25 P 12.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 P 30.00-40.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 P 3.50-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.87 P 120.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 P 5.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 P 16.09-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 P 25.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 33.33 P 30.06-36.04
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,000.00 P 135,000.00-190,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 171,316.67 P 100,000.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 522.43 P 250.00-1,050.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.52 P 1.00-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 477.25 P 300.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 368.18 P 250.00-550.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 113.33 P 0.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 P 55.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,412.46 P 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,437.50 P 20,000.00-75,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 461.36 P 250.00-650.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 276.36 P 180.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 799.92 P 500.00-1,350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 895.00 P 500.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,279.86 P 2,000.00-5,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,234.17 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,927.06 P 4,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,892.29 P 3,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 696.77 P 464.51-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,528.92 P 1,161.28-46,451.13
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,722.22 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.58 6.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 573 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: February 2019
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