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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 45.80% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 67.55% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 P 30.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 P 200.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 55.00 P 40.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 19.00 P 12.50-40.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.50 P 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.45 P 12.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.92 P 6.95-15.95
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.06 P 5.00-11.74
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.66 P 45.24-63.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.65 P 4.08-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.77 P 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 26.12 P 21.70-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 32.01 P 13.61-90.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 25.35 P 20.41-31.73
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.50 P 9.07-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 8.16 P 6.80-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 6.27 P 4.54-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 10.58 P 6.80-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 6.23 P 4.99-7.69
Potato (1 lb) 4.48 P 3.63-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 4.52 P 4.06-4.99
Lettuce (1 head) 9.33 P 5.00-13.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.25 P 8.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 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) 13.00 P 10.00-17.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 41.00 P 40.00-42.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 P 3.50-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 170.00 P 140.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 P 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 26.55 P 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 P 25.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 30.92 P 29.53-32.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 165,000.00 P 140,000.00-190,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 127,500.00 P 45,000.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 525.83 P 340.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.37 P 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 476.00 P 300.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 400.00 P 300.00-650.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 135.00 P 70.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 P 55.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,039.93 P 1,666.67-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 48,583.33 P 22,500.00-75,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 525.14 P 250.00-800.00
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) 791.67 P 500.00-1,350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 970.00 P 800.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,509.75 P 2,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,404.93 P 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,392.87 P 4,035.86-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,000.00 P 3,500.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 929.02 P 464.51-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,270.90 P 1,161.28-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,989.20 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.50 7.00-9.50

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 444 entries in the past 18 months from 50 different contributors.
Last update: August 2018
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