Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

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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 P25
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 P40
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 P82
2 liters of Coca-Cola P18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area P7,086
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area P6,871
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area P5,119
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area P2,489
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio P379
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) P654
40” flat screen TV P5,822
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,629
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P63
Hourly rate for cleaning help P20
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) P559
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) P374
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) P756
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P854
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new P241,857
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P8
Monthly ticket public transport P144
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P114
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) P39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P92
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) P238
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 P73
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P231
2 tickets to the movies P117
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P172
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P326
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P62
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P19
iPod nano 16GB P3,352
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.21
1 month of gym membership in business district P414
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes P29
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 318 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2017.

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