Belize vs Botswana - Cost of Living Comparison

Belize Botswana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$607
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1904
$1550
🏠 One person rent
$396
$256
🏘️ Family rent
$587
$504
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.4
$45.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$888
$965
💸 GDP per capita
$4115
$6405
😃 Human freedom index
7.64
7.9
❤️ Life expectancy
74.8
69.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
55
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
38.4%
🎓 Higher education
25
60
😀 Quality of life
38
50
🏙️ Population
375K
2.29M

The average cost of living in Belize ($840) is 38% more expensive than in Botswana ($607). Belize ranked 92nd 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 1.1 months in Belize compared to 1.6 months in Botswana. Ranked 127th and 92nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belize vs Botswana

We calculate prices for Belize and Botswana as a population-weighted mean of 5 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.

Belize Botswana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.09
$5.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$26.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
$5.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.55
$1.27
 Cappuccino
$3.62
$1.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.24
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
$213
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$164
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$535
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$369
$372
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.8
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$49.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.3
$49.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.03%
12.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$703
$2378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$866
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.54
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.3
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.43
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.05
$2.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.86
$5.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.97
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.3
$6.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.82
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.06
$3.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.86
$3.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.5
$6.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.78
$6.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.4
$33.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.2
$62.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$130
$112
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3674
$4942

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belize

City Cost of living Population
Belize City
$826
57.2K
Belmopan
$803
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$848
11.8K
San Ignacio
$920
17K
Caye Caulker
$848
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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