- Cost of Living
- Botswana
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Botswana**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 35% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Botswana is 35% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | P79 (E£ 134) | E£ 137 | - 2% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | P60 (E£ 102) | E£ 68 | + 49% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | P28 (E£ 47) | E£ 39 | + 22% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | P11 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 35% | |

12 eggs, large | P29 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 137% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | P12 (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 99% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | P32 (E£ 55) | E£ 32 | + 70% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | P16 (E£ 27) | E£ 25 | + 7% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | P10 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 122% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | P13 (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | - 2% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | P95 (E£ 162) | E£ 150 | + 8% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | P16 (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 122% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | P7 (E£ 11) | E£ 5.66 | + 101% | |

Housing | + 166% | |||

Housing in Botswana is 166% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | P9,045 (E£ 15,353) | E£ 8,575 | + 79% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | P5,335 (E£ 9,056) | E£ 5,178 | + 75% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | P841 (E£ 1,427) | E£ 865 | + 65% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | P4,166 (E£ 7,072) | E£ 6,009 | + 18% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | P2,967 (E£ 5,036) | E£ 3,965 | + 27% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | P1,671 (E£ 2,837) | E£ 619 | + 358% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | P818 (E£ 1,389) | E£ 232 | + 498% | |

40” flat screen TV | P4,028 (E£ 6,837) | E£ 5,919 | + 16% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | P1,312 (E£ 2,226) | E£ 2,926 | - 24% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | P80 (E£ 136) | E£ 97 | + 40% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | P475 (E£ 806) | E£ 91 | + 782% | |

Clothes | - 11% | |||

Clothes in Botswana is 11% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | P571 (E£ 970) | E£ 892 | + 9% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | P365 (E£ 619) | E£ 828 | - 25% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | P837 (E£ 1,420) | E£ 1,829 | - 22% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | P1,093 (E£ 1,856) | E£ 938 | + 98% | |

Transportation | - 30% | |||

Transportation in Botswana is 30% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | P159,175 (E£ 270,188) | E£ 438,533 | - 38% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | P8 (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 133% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | P140 (E£ 237) | E£ 491 | - 52% | |

Personal Care | + 40% | |||

Personal Care in Botswana is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | P50 (E£ 85) | E£ 37 | + 128% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | P138 (E£ 234) | E£ 74 | + 217% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | P279 (E£ 474) | E£ 295 | + 61% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | P30 (E£ 51) | E£ 60 | - 15% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | P25 (E£ 42) | E£ 50 | - 17% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | P48 (E£ 81) | E£ 47 | + 70% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | P15 (E£ 25) | E£ 26 | - 2% | |

Tube of toothpaste | P12 (E£ 21) | E£ 21 | - 3% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | P101 (E£ 171) | E£ 72 | + 139% | |

Entertainment | + 21% | |||

Entertainment in Botswana is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | P321 (E£ 544) | E£ 317 | + 72% | |

2 tickets to the movies | P113 (E£ 191) | E£ 131 | + 46% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | P326 (E£ 553) | E£ 797 | - 31% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | P464 (E£ 787) | E£ 525 | + 50% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | P63 (E£ 108) | E£ 95 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | P27 (E£ 45) | E£ 40 | + 14% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | P18 (E£ 30) | E£ 40 | - 23% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | P10,348 (E£ 17,566) | E£ 10,146 | + 73% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | P1.06 (E£ 1.79) | E£ 3.42 | - 48% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | P380 (E£ 646) | E£ 727 | - 11% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | P37 (E£ 62) | E£ 37 | + 68% | |

TOTAL | + 36% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
1.697
EGP
/
BWP

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#
Cost of living in
**Botswana**
is
**36% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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