Botswana vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$1528
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$3815
🏠 One person rent
$252
$779
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$528
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$2563
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$40886
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
7.86
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
71
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
57.3%
🎓 Higher education
59
82
😀 Quality of life
45
85
🏙️ Population
2.29M
67.7M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 60% less expensive than in France ($1528). Botswana ranked 154th vs 30th for France in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Botswana compared to 1.7 months in France. Ranked 100th and 24th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs France

We calculate prices for Botswana and France as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 151 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 France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$60
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$10.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$6.43
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$2.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$798
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$600
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$1566
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$1264
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$32.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$6356
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$4945
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$1.91
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$60.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$19.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$4.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$17.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$13.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$3.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$7.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$2.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$11.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$7.39
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$3.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$2.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$28.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$18.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$90.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$96.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$683
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$10475

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Botswana

City Cost of living Population
Gaborone
$656
246K
Francistown
$554
103K
Serowe
$556
47.4K
Mahalapye
$605
41.3K
Palapye
$512
36.2K
Molepolole
$605
67.6K
Kanye
$631
48K
Lobatse
$632
26.9K

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2214
2.15M
Marseille
$1560
870K
Lyon
$1509
522K
Toulouse
$1445
498K
Nice
$1651
343K
Montpellier
$1441
299K
Strasbourg
$1183
291K
Bordeaux
$1487
260K
Nantes
$1482
321K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1745
121K
Lille
$1496
236K
Rennes
$1318
222K
Villeurbanne
$1426
155K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1268
147K
Toulon
$1306
180K
Angers
$1309
156K
Grenoble
$1381
158K
Reims
$1384
180K
Nanterre
$1631
95.8K
Aix-en-Provence
$1581
147K
Rueil-Malmaison
$1640
78.3K
Argenteuil
$1709
109K
Le Havre
$1119
166K
Le Mans
$1208
145K
Tours
$1179
138K
Saint-Etienne
$1068
174K
Brest
$1101
139K
Annecy
$1533
132K
Dijon
$1317
159K
Saint-Denis
$1683
113K