Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: P28,075
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: P12,676
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Gaborone
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P108
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) P75
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P17
12 eggs, large P34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P102
2 liters of coca-cola P19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P11
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area P6,947
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area P7,539
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P804
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area P8,035
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area P6,292
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio P918
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) P863
40” flat screen tv P3,995
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,211
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P63
Hourly rate for cleaning help P51
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) P559
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) P524
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) P802
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P1,156
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new P229,806
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P11
Monthly ticket public transport P290
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P243
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) P46
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P136
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) P319
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.) P45
4 rolls of toilet paper P20
Tube of toothpaste P18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P98
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P302
2 tickets to the movies P123
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P356
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P560
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P79
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P29
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P21
Ipad wi-fi 128gb P8,352
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.63
1 month of gym membership in business district P402
1 package of marlboro cigarettes P33
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 61 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2022

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