Cost of Living in Gaborone

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 65.00 P 50.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 P 250.00-700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 100.00 P 75.00-138.38
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 24.00 P 15.00-35.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 P 17.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 29.67 P 17.30-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 P 8.00-17.30
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.25 P 5.00-8.65
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 60.05 P 53.00-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.67 P 5.40-14.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.42 P 6.80-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 26.92 P 15.00-36.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 34.02 P 13.61-63.50
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 23.54 P 9.96-34.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 28.45 P 20.41-40.82
Apples (1 lb) 10.36 P 5.42-15.42
Banana (1 lb) 8.39 P 5.44-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 10.97 P 3.63-29.48
Tomato (1 lb) 7.83 P 4.54-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 6.68 P 4.54-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 8.02 P 4.54-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 13.65 P 10.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.79 P 7.00-17.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 P 46.95-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.99 P 15.00-28.57
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.34 P 16.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.00 P 40.95-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 P 6.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 P 250.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 P 7.00-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 P 40.23-53.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 P 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 56.48 P 49.21-64.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 240,000.00 P 170,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 221,666.67 P 150,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 612.63 P 354.17-1,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 356.43 P 279.00-600.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,293.75 P 450.00-2,250.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 494.44 P 250.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 87.50 P 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 P 60.00-120.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,427.27 P 1,200.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 73,400.00 P 48,000.00-150,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 544.44 P 300.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 317.14 P 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 722.22 P 500.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 862.50 P 450.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,033.33 P 2,300.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,037.50 P 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,181.82 P 6,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,409.09 P 4,000.00-9,150.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,423.36 P 1,001.86-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46,451.13 P 27,870.68-65,031.59
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,285.71 P
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.12 7.50-10.50

Prices in Gaborone

This city had 296 entries in the past 12 months by 23 different contributors.
Last update: December 2023
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3 Comments so far
Mohamed Saad on Jul 09, 2023:
How much is the average water and electricity bill in Botswana ?
Thank you!
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.