Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: P23,871
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: P10,836
  • Gaborone is the 4th cheapest city in Africa (9 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Gaborone is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (213 out of 257)

List of prices in Gaborone
Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P73
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) P62
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P13
12 eggs, large P28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P8
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 P18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area P7,795
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area P5,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P576
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 P2,836
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio P387
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) P833
40” flat screen tv P4,217
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,278
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P61
Hourly rate for cleaning help P52
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) P514
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) P407
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) P762
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P907
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new P204,856
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P9
Monthly ticket public transport P139
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P126
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) 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 P19
Tube of toothpaste P15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P73
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P286
2 tickets to the movies P121
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 P500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P78
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P16
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 P418
1 package of marlboro cigarettes P31
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 99 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 06, 2020

Gaborone position in our World Ranking

the world
213th
out of 257
africa
9th
out of 12

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

the world
4th
the world
5th
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st
africa
1st

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