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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 46.60% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 73.31% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.31 € 6.65-8.31
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.94 € 16.63-49.89
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.16 € 2.91-4.99
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.50 € 1.25-2.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 € 1.25-1.66
Cappuccino (regular) 1.91 € 1.23-2.49
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.84 € 0.58-1.33
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.60 € 0.42-0.98
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 € 3.76-7.67
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.52 € 0.45-0.60
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.45-0.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 € 1.80-2.91
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.96 € 1.13-3.02
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.81 € 1.36-2.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.56 € 1.51-1.70
Apples (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.57-0.94
Banana (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.30-0.53
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-0.94
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.45-0.75
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.30-0.75
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 € 0.19-0.75
Lettuce (1 head) 0.89 € 0.67-2.08
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.01 € 0.67-1.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.82 € 3.33-9.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.34 € 1.25-1.64
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 € 1.33-2.49
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.33 € 2.49-4.57
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.33 € 0.33-0.33
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10.12 € 9.98-16.63
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.42 € 0.42-0.83
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.68 € 1.74-3.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.08 € 2.08-6.65
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.85 € 2.52-3.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,628.47 € 11,639.93-20,785.59
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,490.04 € 8,314.24-20,785.59
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 45.99 € 24.94-87.30
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 € 0.09-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.31 € 24.94-58.20
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.65 € 20.79-41.57
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.87 € 4.16-16.63
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.11 € 4.57-6.65
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 101.15 € 48.50-207.86
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,200.98 € 1,870.70-6,235.68
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.16 € 20.79-58.20
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20.56 € 14.97-29.10
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 61.39 € 41.57-83.14
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 71.05 € 41.57-99.77
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 272.38 € 124.71-582.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 203.35 € 124.71-415.71
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 593.47 € 332.57-1,163.99
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 390.94 € 249.43-748.28
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 90.11 € 38.62-154.48
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 901.15 € 96.55-3,862.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 646.66 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.08 0.50-1.00

Prices in Botswana

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Last update: November 2019
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