Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P49
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) P53
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P13
12 eggs, large P23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P42
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P82
2 liters of Coca-Cola P15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P5.64
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area P7,552
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area P6,803
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P606
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area P5,531
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area P3,453
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio P387
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) P712
40” flat screen TV P5,559
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,633
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P67
Hourly rate for cleaning help P20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) P585
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) P317
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P687
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P836
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new P237,582
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P9
Monthly ticket public transport P133
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P115
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) P36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P108
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P261
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) P46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P34
4 rolls of toilet paper P23
Tube of toothpaste P13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P76
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P262
2 tickets to the movies P118
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P182
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P459
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P18
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB P6,344
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.21
1 month of gym membership in business district P422
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes P29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 237 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

Gaborone position in our World Ranking

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285th
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15th
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