Benin vs Botswana - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Botswana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$607
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1550
🏠 One person rent
$242
$256
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$504
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$45.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$965
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$6405
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
7.9
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
69.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
55
🌐 English speaking %
1%
38.4%
🎓 Higher education
44
60
😀 Quality of life
24
50
🏙️ Population
11.2M
2.29M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 6% more expensive than in Botswana ($607). Benin ranked 132nd 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 0.3 months in Benin compared to 1.6 months in Botswana. Ranked 175th and 92nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Botswana

We calculate prices for Benin and Botswana as a population-weighted mean of 4 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.

Benin Botswana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$5.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$26.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$5.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.27
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$213
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$164
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$535
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$372
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$49.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$49.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
12.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$2378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$866
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$2.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$5.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$6.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$3.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$6.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$6.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$33.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$62.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$112
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$4942

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Botswana

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$681
679K
Porto-Novo
$593
264K
Abomey
$560
90.2K
Save
$559
31.4K

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