Botswana vs Colombia - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Colombia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$548
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1340
🏠 One person rent
$256
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$409
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$78
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$5335
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
77.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
39
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
4.2%
🎓 Higher education
60
78
😀 Quality of life
50
50
🏙️ Population
2.29M
49.1M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 11% more expensive than in Colombia ($548). Botswana ranked 141st vs 158th for Colombia 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 Colombia. Ranked 92nd and 91st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Colombia

We calculate prices for Botswana and Colombia as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 50 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 Colombia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$3.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$4.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$242
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$441
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$37.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
11.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$896
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$27.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$0.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$3.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$4.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$0.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$8.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$19.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$60.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$3736

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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 Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K