Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P79
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) P60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P28
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 P32
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P10
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 P9,045
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area P5,335
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P569
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 P2,631
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio P416
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) P792
40” flat screen TV P4,217
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,335
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P63
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 P8
Monthly ticket public transport P155
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P125
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) 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 276 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2019.

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