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) P54
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P27
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 P42
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P84
2 liters of Coca-Cola P17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7
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) P604
40” flat screen TV P4,845
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,604
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P65
Hourly rate for cleaning help P20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) P578
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) P382
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P709
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P889
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new P260,431
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P8
Monthly ticket public transport P139
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) P39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P110
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P245
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 P22
Tube of toothpaste P12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P76
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P246
2 tickets to the movies P122
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P167
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P359
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P62
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P23
iPod nano 16GB P4,435
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.21
1 month of gym membership in business district P416
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes P29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 317 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

Gaborone position in our World Ranking

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200th
out of 235
africa
7th
out of 9

Cheapest and most expensive products in Gaborone compared to other cities:

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4th
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