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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 43.47% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 70.84% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 57.48 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 45.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 22.50 P 13.50-40.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.00 P 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 22.11 P 15.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.20 P 6.50-15.95
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.09 P 4.00-14.95
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.62 P 45.24-63.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.52 P 5.40-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.25 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 21.60 P 17.00-25.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.36 P 9.07-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 24.71 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) 6.12 P 4.06-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.17 P 3.63-8.16
Tomato (1 lb) 6.68 P 5.44-7.69
Potato (1 lb) 6.05 P 4.08-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 6.80 P 4.08-13.59
Lettuce (1 head) 8.49 P 6.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.83 P 8.00-11.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 65.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.15 P 8.00-15.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.50 P 10.00-17.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 40.98 P 34.00-44.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 P 3.50-4.00
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) 29.67 P 28.39-30.28
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 ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 590.62 P 425.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.42 P 1.25-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 533.33 P 250.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 386.25 P 220.00-500.00
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 ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,500.00 P
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 75,000.00 P 54,000.00-96,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 506.25 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) 711.11 P 500.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 742.86 P 400.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,100.00 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,040.00 P 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,062.50 P 3,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,071.43 P 2,500.00-8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 510.96 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 9.10 8.00-10.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 478 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: August 2017
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