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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 46.05% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 73.33% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 P 70.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 312.50 P 200.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 P 35.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 18.00 P 12.50-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 P 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.83 P 14.43-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 9.28 P 6.95-16.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.89 P 5.00-11.54
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.46 P 45.24-89.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.12 P 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.21 P 6.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.14 P 21.70-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 26.62 P 18.14-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 22.36 P 16.33-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.14 P 9.07-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 8.09 P 6.80-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 5.14 P 3.18-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 7.94 P 5.44-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 6.96 P 4.51-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 5.41 P 3.63-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 5.59 P 2.27-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 10.00 P 8.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.25 P 12.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 P 60.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.00 P 8.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.33 P 12.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 P 30.00-55.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 P 3.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.74 P 120.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 P 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 P 20.92-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 P 25.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 34.15 P 30.28-37.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 195,000.00 P 140,000.00-250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 203,655.56 P 100,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 525.32 P 300.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.55 P 1.00-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 484.83 P 300.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 353.85 P 250.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 106.67 P 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 69.00 P 55.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,074.96 P 583.33-1,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,100.00 P 20,000.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 444.23 P 250.00-650.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 247.27 P 180.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 722.64 P 500.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 850.00 P 500.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,377.06 P 1,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,480.34 P 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,071.43 P 4,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,840.56 P 3,000.00-9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,083.86 P 464.51-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,612.78 P 1,161.28-46,451.13
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,812.50 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.08 6.00-12.00

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 618 entries in the past 18 months from 58 different contributors.
Last update: August 2019
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