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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 44.87% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 71.66% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 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) 60.00 P 40.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 19.00 P 12.50-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 P 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 24.48 P 14.86-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.71 P 6.95-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.06 P 5.00-11.89
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 48.45 P 45.24-55.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.14 P 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.36 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 26.62 P 21.70-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 30.16 P 18.14-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 25.02 P 20.41-31.73
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.77 P 9.07-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 7.71 P 6.80-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 6.96 P 3.18-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 9.07 P 6.80-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 6.72 P 4.99-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 5.23 P 3.63-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 5.06 P 3.18-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 10.00 P 8.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.33 P 8.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 45.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.00 P 8.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.50 P 12.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 P 30.00-42.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 P 3.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 P 120.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 P 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 P 16.09-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 P 10.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.93 P 29.53-37.66
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) 161,000.00 P 100,000.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 574.35 P 340.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.39 P 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 513.33 P 250.00-900.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 355.56 P 250.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 113.33 P 0.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 P 55.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,616.61 P 600.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,357.14 P 20,000.00-75,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 475.11 P 250.00-650.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 300.00 P 180.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 756.25 P 500.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 916.67 P 500.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,210.10 P 2,000.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,206.43 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,053.39 P 4,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,304.01 P 3,000.00-12,500.00
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 8,825.72 P 1,161.28-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,106.54 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.08 6.00-9.50

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 536 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: November 2018
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