Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: P24,091
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: P10,991
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Gaborone
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P86
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) P63
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P12
12 eggs, large P29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P18
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 P66
2 liters of coca-cola P18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area P7,955
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area P5,532
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P648
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area P4,183
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area P2,709
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio P403
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) P772
40” flat screen tv P4,237
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,253
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P58
Hourly rate for cleaning help P52
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) P509
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) P386
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) P776
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P940
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new P207,132
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P9
Monthly ticket public transport P141
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P123
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) P39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P109
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) P299
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 P20
Tube of toothpaste P16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P75
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P296
2 tickets to the movies P130
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 P394
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P18
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 P414
1 package of marlboro cigarettes P31
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 35 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2021

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