Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P70
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) P67
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P11
12 eggs, large P25
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P71
2 liters of Coca-Cola P15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P5.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area P9,598
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area P5,494
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area P4,927
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area P2,981
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio P397
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) P721
40” flat screen TV P4,431
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,327
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P59
Hourly rate for cleaning help P52
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) P522
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) P335
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P797
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P1,016
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new P208,925
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P8
Monthly ticket public transport P158
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P119
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) P38
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P109
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P268
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) P43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P37
4 rolls of toilet paper P20
Tube of toothpaste P14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P74
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P283
2 tickets to the movies P113
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P392
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P464
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P73
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P17
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB P8,132
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.18
1 month of gym membership in business district P380
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes P29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 256 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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