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Cost of Living in Botswana

Cost of living in Botswana is 43.52% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Botswana is 72.54% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.42 $ 6.59-11.30
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.26 $ 28.26-32.97
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.65 $ 3.77-5.65
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.70 $ 1.18-2.36
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.41-3.30
Cappuccino (regular) 2.48 $ 1.42-2.83
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.00 $ 0.65-1.88
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.74 $ 0.47-1.51
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.67 $ 4.26-5.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.51-0.85
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.43-1.71
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 $ 2.04-2.83
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.53 $ 1.28-3.42
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.27 $ 2.14-2.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.97 $ 1.71-2.31
Apples (1 lb) 0.70 $ 0.64-0.85
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.30-0.85
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.64-1.07
Tomato (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.43-0.85
Potato (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.30-0.85
Onion (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.21-0.85
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 $ 0.75-1.13
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.19 $ 0.75-1.41
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.42 $ 7.54-11.30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.41 $ 0.75-2.36
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $ 1.13-3.30
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.30 $ 2.83-3.77
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.38 $ 0.33-0.38
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12.33 $ 11.30-18.84
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.47 $ 0.47-1.88
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 $ 1.52-4.55
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.59 $ 2.36-7.54
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.18 $ 2.85-3.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,659.92 $ 12,717.86-17,899.20
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,139.12 $ 9,420.63-21,667.46
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50.78 $ 23.55-98.92
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.09-0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.96 $ 28.26-65.94
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.69 $ 23.55-51.81
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.68 $ 0.00-28.26
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.65 $ 5.18-7.54
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 133.06 $ 75.37-235.52
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,428.06 $ 1,884.13-6,594.44
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.46 $ 23.55-61.23
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.04 $ 16.96-37.68
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.93 $ 47.10-127.18
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.31 $ 47.10-113.05
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 309.55 $ 188.41-518.13
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 210.92 $ 141.31-376.83
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 653.33 $ 376.83-1,318.89
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 446.70 $ 282.62-942.06
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 65.64 $ 43.76-175.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 991.89 $ 109.40-4,375.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 806.64 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.58 0.57-0.94

Prices in Botswana

These data are based on 543 entries in the past 18 months from 56 different contributors.
Last update: April 2019
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