Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

Family of four estimated monthly costs: P24,135
Single person estimated monthly costs: P10,897
Cost of living in Gaborone is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Africa (10 out of 15)
Cost of living in Gaborone is cheaper than in 81% of cities in the World (243 out of 301)

List of prices in Gaborone, Botswana. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P82
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) P65
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P12
12 eggs, large P25
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P95
2 liters of Coca-Cola P16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area P7,795
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area P5,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P576
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area P4,867
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area P2,836
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio P387
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) P833
40” flat screen TV P4,217
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,278
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P61
Hourly rate for cleaning help P52
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) P571
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) P365
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P837
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P1,093
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new P204,856
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P9
Monthly ticket public transport P196
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P126
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) P40
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P109
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P311
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) P43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P37
4 rolls of toilet paper P19
Tube of toothpaste P16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P78
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P284
2 tickets to the movies P119
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 P500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P78
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P17
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB P8,113
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 P31
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 78 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2019

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