- Cost of Living
- Botswana
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 27% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Botswana is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | P70 (E£ 119) | E£ 146 | - 18% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | P67 (E£ 113) | E£ 70 | + 62% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | P27 (E£ 46) | E£ 39 | + 20% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | P11 (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 24% | |

12 eggs, large | P28 (E£ 48) | E£ 22 | + 120% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | P12 (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 84% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | P61 (E£ 103) | E£ 33 | + 216% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | P15 (E£ 26) | E£ 26 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | P9 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 132% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | P12 (E£ 20) | E£ 22 | - 9% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | P89 (E£ 150) | E£ 152 | - 2% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | P16 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 117% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | P5.81 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.73 | + 71% | |

Housing | + 159% | |||

Housing in Botswana is 159% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | P9,598 (E£ 16,217) | E£ 8,335 | + 95% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | P5,197 (E£ 8,780) | E£ 5,159 | + 70% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | P544 (E£ 918) | E£ 908 | + 1% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | P3,502 (E£ 5,916) | E£ 6,098 | - 3% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | P2,413 (E£ 4,076) | E£ 3,794 | + 7% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | P1,490 (E£ 2,518) | E£ 610 | + 312% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | P920 (E£ 1,554) | E£ 251 | + 520% | |

40” flat screen TV | P4,295 (E£ 7,257) | E£ 6,021 | + 21% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | P1,432 (E£ 2,419) | E£ 3,030 | - 20% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | P78 (E£ 131) | E£ 102 | + 29% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | P475 (E£ 802) | E£ 91 | + 779% | |

Clothes | - 16% | |||

Clothes in Botswana is 16% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | P494 (E£ 835) | E£ 874 | - 5% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | P335 (E£ 567) | E£ 761 | - 26% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | P836 (E£ 1,412) | E£ 1,862 | - 24% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | P1,016 (E£ 1,716) | E£ 1,123 | + 53% | |

Transportation | - 30% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | P148,057 (E£ 250,142) | E£ 444,807 | - 44% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | P8 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.87 | + 143% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | P134 (E£ 226) | E£ 435 | - 48% | |

Personal Care | + 27% | |||

Personal Care in Botswana is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | P38 (E£ 63) | E£ 41 | + 56% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | P138 (E£ 233) | E£ 74 | + 213% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | P219 (E£ 371) | E£ 334 | + 11% | |

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 | - 16% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | P48 (E£ 80) | E£ 52 | + 54% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | P15 (E£ 25) | E£ 26 | - 3% | |

Tube of toothpaste | P12 (E£ 21) | E£ 20 | + 1% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | P101 (E£ 171) | E£ 70 | + 144% | |

Entertainment | + 9% | |||

Entertainment in Botswana is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | P321 (E£ 542) | E£ 329 | + 65% | |

2 tickets to the movies | P113 (E£ 190) | E£ 134 | + 42% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | P326 (E£ 551) | E£ 728 | - 24% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | P464 (E£ 783) | E£ 524 | + 49% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | P63 (E£ 107) | E£ 91 | + 18% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | P27 (E£ 45) | E£ 42 | + 8% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | P18 (E£ 30) | E£ 43 | - 29% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | P10,348 (E£ 17,484) | E£ 10,473 | + 67% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | P1.06 (E£ 1.78) | E£ 4.68 | - 62% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | P380 (E£ 643) | E£ 820 | - 22% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | P37 (E£ 62) | E£ 37 | + 70% | |

TOTAL | + 31% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.689
EGP
/
BWP

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,124 prices entered by 320 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Botswana**
is
**31% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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