Botswana vs Finland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Finland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$586
$1543
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1545
$3670
🏠 One person rent
$241
$745
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$1280
🍽️ Food expenses
$238
$545
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.7
$92.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$740
$2721
💸 GDP per capita
$7738
$50537
😃 Human freedom index
7.44
8.62
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
81.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
87
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
70.2%
🎓 Higher education
59
96
😀 Quality of life
46
91
🏙️ Population
2.29M
5.52M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($586) is 62% less expensive than in Finland ($1543). Botswana ranked 157th vs 26th for Finland in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Botswana compared to 1.8 months in Finland. Ranked 93rd and 14th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Finland

We calculate prices for Botswana and Finland as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 49 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 Finland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.21
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.1
$85
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.56
$9.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
$7.38
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$4.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.75
$2.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$751
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$135
$615
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$488
$1394
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$369
$1068
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29
$81.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.7
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66
$21.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.5%
2.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2012
$4458
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$920
$2998
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.47
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$62.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.4
$20.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92
$2.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.7
$2.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.42
$8.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
$11.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.07
$19.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.7
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.12
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.4
$3.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.52
$10.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.68
$13.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.62
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.08
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4
$2.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$42
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$15.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.8
$88.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.9
$23.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.9
$87.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.5
$87.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$131
$348
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5280
$7811

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In Botswana

City Cost of living Population
Gaborone
$657
246K
Francistown
$496
103K
Serowe
$486
47.4K
Mahalapye
$488
41.3K
Palapye
$516
36.2K
Molepolole
$590
67.6K
Kanye
$642
48K
Lobatse
$588
26.9K

In Finland

City Cost of living Population
Helsinki
$1856
665K
Espoo
$1855
297K
Tampere
$1474
225K
Oulu
$1422
201K
Turku
$1494
188K
Vantaa
$1698
215K
Jyvaskyla
$1447
141K
Kuopio
$1474
122K
Lahti
$1504
118K
Hameenlinna
$1367
68K
Pori
$1425
85.4K
Kouvola
$1436
85.9K
Joensuu
$1361
75.5K
Rovaniemi
$1382
62.4K
Vaasa
$1335
67.6K
Seinajoki
$1226
64.2K
Lappeenranta
$1508
72.9K
Mikkeli
$1401
54.7K
Salo
$1404
53K
Porvoo
$1392
49.9K
Lohja
$1348
46.8K
Hyvinkaa
$1290
46.7K
Kokkola
$1309
47.6K
Nurmijarvi
$1485
42.7K
Tuusula
$1415
38.6K
Kotka
$1384
53.5K
Rauma
$1278
39.8K
Kerava
$1444
35.3K
Nokia
$1438
33.3K
Kaarina
$1457
33.1K