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Cost of Living in Gaborone | Botswana

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$664
$1615
🛋️ Without rent
$358
$1054
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$306
$561
🍽️ Food
$250
$655
🚐 Transport
$40.6
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1044
🏙️ Population
232k

The average cost of living in Gaborone is $664, which is in the top 30% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6431st out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 8 in Botswana.

The median after-tax salary is $1044, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 988th (TOP 11%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Botswana. With an estimated population of 232k, Gaborone is the 1st largest city in Botswana.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmSir Seretse Khama International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate25.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank2035University of Botswana
Cost of living in Gaborone infographic

Prices in Gaborone

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.25
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
☕ Cappuccino
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.01

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.02
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.27

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.78

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$275
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$195
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$405
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$60.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1705
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$867

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.78
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$97.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4077

Gaborone Cost of Living comparison