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) P55
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P13
12 eggs, large P26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P46
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P82
2 liters of Coca-Cola P15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P6
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 P604
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) P755
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.) P64
Hourly rate for cleaning help P144
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) P401
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P696
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P864
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 P187
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) P36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P108
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P270
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) P46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P36
4 rolls of toilet paper P23
Tube of toothpaste P13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P68
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P268
2 tickets to the movies P122
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P389
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P369
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P69
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P21
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB P6,329
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.21
1 month of gym membership in business district P448
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes P29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 168 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

Gaborone position in our World Ranking

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267th
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10th
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