Botswana vs Burundi - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Burundi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$508
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1419
🏠 One person rent
$256
$181
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$512
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$236
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$50.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$308
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$239
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
5.02
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
61.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
19
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
2%
🎓 Higher education
60
24
😀 Quality of life
50
16
🏙️ Population
2.29M
11.5M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 20% more expensive than in Burundi ($508). Botswana ranked 141st vs 174th for Burundi in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Botswana compared to 0.6 months in Burundi. Ranked 92nd and 189th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Burundi

We calculate prices for Botswana and Burundi as a population-weighted mean of 8 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.

Botswana Burundi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$2.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$14.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$2.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.76
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.04
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$84.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$725
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$385
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$11.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$17.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$41.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
12.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$936
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$7131
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$19.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$8.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$8.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$6.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$6.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$4.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$0.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$16.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$3.27
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$3.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$3.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$20.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$3.87
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$18.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$3.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$16.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$35
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$51.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$922

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$513
659K
Gitega
$473
41.9K
Ngozi
$481
39.9K
Bubanza
$482
20K
Muyinga
$481
9.61K
Makamba
$481
9.4K
Ruyigi
$481
7.14K
Rutana
$482
5.87K