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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 43.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 70.31% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 P 32.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 290.00 P 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 54.00 P 40.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 19.00 P 13.00-30.63
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.50 P 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 20.75 P 13.00-25.52
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.08 P 6.00-15.31
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 P 3.45-10.21
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.49 P 41.64-63.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.20 P 5.40-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.18 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (12) 22.82 P 17.00-29.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.95 P 9.07-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 22.83 P 19.50-29.03
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.14 P 14.51-24.49
Apples (1 lb) 7.98 P 6.80-12.70
Banana (1 lb) 6.08 P 4.06-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.17 P 3.63-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 6.34 P 4.99-7.69
Potato (1 lb) 6.88 P 4.08-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 6.35 P 4.08-13.59
Lettuce (1 head) 8.79 P 6.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.99 P 8.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 59.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.92 P 7.50-18.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.86 P 10.00-18.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 36.98 P 25.00-42.00
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) 30.43 P 28.39-35.51
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 593.00 P 340.00-900.00
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 402.50 P 240.00-500.00
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
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 96,000.00 P
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 491.67 P 300.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 266.67 P 150.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 687.50 P 500.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 733.33 P 400.00-1,200.00
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 2,175.00 P 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,928.57 P 3,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,500.00 P 2,500.00-8,000.00
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 Net Salary (After Tax) 6,777.78 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.50 8.50-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 512 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
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