Afghanistan vs Botswana - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Botswana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$607
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1550
🏠 One person rent
$164
$256
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$504
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$45.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$965
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$6405
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.9
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
69.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
55
🌐 English speaking %
6%
38.4%
🎓 Higher education
25
60
😀 Quality of life
17
50
🏙️ Population
37.5M
2.29M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 35% less expensive than in Botswana ($607). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 141st for Botswana in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.6 months in Botswana. Ranked 188th and 92nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Botswana

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Botswana as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 8 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Botswana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$5.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$26.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$5.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.27
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$213
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$164
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$535
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$372
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$49.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$49.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
12.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$2378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$866
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$6.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$6.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$6.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$33.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$62.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$112
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$4942

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Botswana

City Cost of living Population
Gaborone
$668
232K
Francistown
$544
100K
Molepolole
$616
67.6K
Serowe
$527
47.4K
Kanye
$641
45.2K
Palapye
$506
36.2K
Mahalapye
$544
41.3K
Lobatse
$615
26.9K