Cost of Living in Gaborone

Summary about cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 110.00 P 50.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 P 300.00-700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 87.50 P 70.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 P 15.00-35.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.50 P 17.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 32.12 P 20.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 11.50 P 8.00-26.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7.31 P 5.00-20.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 58.77 P 49.21-87.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.82 P 5.40-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.07 P 5.90-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.87 P 15.54-40.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 28.58 P 13.61-58.97
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 25.58 P 9.96-36.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.28 P 15.88-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 10.50 P 5.44-15.42
Banana (1 lb) 9.32 P 5.44-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 12.55 P 4.54-29.48
Tomato (1 lb) 8.12 P 4.54-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 8.11 P 3.63-27.22
Onion (1 lb) 8.82 P 4.08-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 15.41 P 8.99-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.99 P 6.95-45.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 85.00 P 46.95-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.21 P 10.00-28.57
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.26 P 15.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.00 P 40.95-68.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 P 6.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 P 250.00-352.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 P 7.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 P 40.23-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 P 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 54.79 P 36.53-64.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 240,000.00 P 170,000.00-250,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 215,625.00 P 145,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 579.28 P 400.00-984.21
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.52 P 0.90-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,121.43 P 500.00-2,250.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 439.29 P 250.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 86.67 P 20.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 P 60.00-100.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,150.00 P 1,200.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 66,125.00 P 25,000.00-120,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 557.14 P 300.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 287.14 P 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 728.57 P 500.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 814.29 P 450.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,287.50 P 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,642.86 P 2,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,312.50 P 6,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,706.25 P 3,500.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,353.68 P 1,001.86-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 34,064.16 P 9,290.23-65,031.59
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,937.50 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.46 7.50-11.00

Prices in Gaborone

This city had 527 entries in the past 12 months by 34 different contributors.
Last update: February 2023
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3 Comments so far
Mike B on Feb 09, 2023:
Being landlocked or having coastal ports makes no difference in terms of whether a country has to import goods or commodities with which to manufacture goods, however it may increase transportation costs and import duties across third countries.
Anonymous on Jan 26, 2023:
Because of Botswana being a landlocked country and everything being imported in there is not much we can do with the high escalating price with in Botswana despite with the agriculture boom of cash flow circulation with in the country cost food is very high for the everage.people of Botswana reason it's not run sitamaticly corseing clash among each from the farms to the retailers. Then we have climate challenging comeing our.this also because of the survival of the richest who will rule the agriculture sector nothing but the truth.
#Anon26 on Jan 28, 2020:
Many of these indicators are WAY too low for Gaborone. How can imported beer be less than domestic beer? Its almost always double the price and in a smaller bottle.

The term taxi means something different in Botswana than it does in North America, so the value is incorrect. A "taxi" in the Botswana context is a small car that follows a set route. The fare for this is P5. The starting rate for a "CAB", which is what this listing means by "taxi" in the N.Am context starts at P30 and rises from there.

Rent prices have skyrocketed in the city, as have food prices.