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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 41.74% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 68.68% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 P 32.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 P 200.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60.00 P 50.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 P 12.50-45.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.00 P 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 22.43 P 12.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.04 P 6.95-15.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 P 4.50-8.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.29 P 37.85-55.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.16 P 4.08-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.14 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 22.77 P 18.00-25.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 24.04 P 9.07-36.29
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) 7.78 P 6.80-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 6.35 P 4.54-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 7.86 P 3.15-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 6.34 P 5.44-7.69
Potato (1 lb) 7.67 P 4.41-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 4.42 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) 55.00 P 45.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.70 P 7.50-18.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.25 P 10.00-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 41.00 P 22.00-44.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 154.00 P 0.00-250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 P 30.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 P 32.19-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 P 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.04 P 28.39-37.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 P 150,000.00-200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,500.00 P 45,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 457.92 P 340.00-566.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.45 P 1.25-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 462.50 P 250.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 396.25 P 240.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 105.00 P 0.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 52.50 P 50.00-60.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,333.33 P 1,000.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,250.00 P 20,000.00-96,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 500.00 P 300.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 316.67 P 180.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 708.33 P 500.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 750.00 P 400.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,100.00 P 2,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,100.00 P 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,500.00 P 3,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,166.67 P 3,500.00-8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 495.48 P 464.51-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,806.39 P 3,251.58-8,361.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,333.33 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00 7.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 421 entries in the past 18 months from 46 different contributors.
Last update: January 2018
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