- Cost of Living
- Botswana
- Egypt
- Gaborone
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 119% | |||
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Food in Gaborone (Botswana) is 119% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | P50 (E£ 88) | E£ 61 | + 43% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | P52 (E£ 92) | E£ 48 | + 92% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | P22 (E£ 39) | E£ 25 | + 53% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | P13 (E£ 23) | E£ 10 | + 133% | |
12 eggs, large | P22 (E£ 38) | E£ 11 | + 263% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | P12 (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | + 242% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | P26 (E£ 45) | E£ 27 | + 68% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | P16 (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 113% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | P15 (E£ 27) | E£ 3.74 | + 614% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | P11 (E£ 19) | E£ 9 | + 117% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | P80 (E£ 141) | E£ 89 | + 59% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | P17 (E£ 30) | E£ 9 | + 234% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | P6 (E£ 11) | E£ 2.71 | + 319% | |
Housing | + 187% | |||
Housing in Gaborone (Botswana) is 187% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | P6,857 (E£ 12,074) | E£ 4,450 | + 171% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | P5,500 (E£ 9,684) | E£ 2,577 | + 276% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | P656 (E£ 1,155) | E£ 218 | + 430% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | P3,300 (E£ 5,810) | E£ 2,526 | + 130% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | P2,183 (E£ 3,844) | E£ 1,181 | + 225% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | P328 (E£ 578) | E£ 512 | + 13% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | P900 (E£ 1,585) | E£ 443 | + 257% | |
40” flat screen TV | P4,845 (E£ 8,531) | E£ 5,512 | + 55% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | P1,604 (E£ 2,824) | E£ 1,699 | + 66% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | P65 (E£ 115) | E£ 64 | + 81% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | P20 (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 91% | |
Clothes | - 3% | |||
Clothes in Gaborone (Botswana) is 3% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | P492 (E£ 866) | E£ 645 | + 34% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | P267 (E£ 470) | E£ 599 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | P657 (E£ 1,157) | E£ 1,046 | + 11% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | P733 (E£ 1,291) | E£ 720 | + 79% | |
Transportation | + 12% | |||
Transportation in Gaborone (Botswana) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | P200,000 (E£ 352,147) | E£ 507,909 | - 31% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | P8 (E£ 14) | E£ 3.02 | + 378% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | P77 (E£ 136) | E£ 109 | + 24% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | P115 (E£ 202) | E£ 21 | + 867% | |
Personal Care | + 148% | |||
Personal Care in Gaborone (Botswana) is 148% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | P39 (E£ 68) | E£ 24 | + 180% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | P110 (E£ 194) | E£ 76 | + 156% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | P245 (E£ 431) | E£ 112 | + 286% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | P46 (E£ 82) | E£ 30 | + 173% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | P24 (E£ 42) | E£ 30 | + 40% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | P34 (E£ 60) | E£ 27 | + 122% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | P22 (E£ 39) | E£ 13 | + 212% | |
Tube of toothpaste | P12 (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 77% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | P76 (E£ 133) | E£ 39 | + 239% | |
Entertainment | + 172% | |||
Entertainment in Gaborone (Botswana) is 172% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | P246 (E£ 433) | E£ 119 | + 264% | |
2 tickets to the movies | P100 (E£ 176) | E£ 73 | + 140% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | P167 (E£ 294) | E£ 283 | + 4% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | P250 (E£ 440) | E£ 233 | + 89% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | P62 (E£ 108) | E£ 52 | + 108% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | P20 (E£ 34) | E£ 24 | + 44% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | P18 (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 60% | |
iPod nano 16GB | P4,435 (E£ 7,808) | E£ 2,268 | + 244% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | P1.27 (E£ 2.24) | E£ 0.23 | + 863% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | P403 (E£ 709) | E£ 394 | + 80% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | P35 (E£ 62) | E£ 26 | + 137% | |
TOTAL | + 100% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 599 prices entered by 46 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
1.761
EGP
/
BWP
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Cost of living in Gaborone (Botswana) is 100% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 28,009
(P15,907)
in Gaborone
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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