Botswana vs Guatemala - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Guatemala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$910
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$2147
🏠 One person rent
$256
$422
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$694
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$301
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$93.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$437
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$4603
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
7.63
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
74.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
25
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
1%
🎓 Higher education
60
51
😀 Quality of life
50
47
🏙️ Population
2.29M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 33% less expensive than in Guatemala ($910). Botswana ranked 141st vs 77th for Guatemala 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 0.5 months in Guatemala. Ranked 92nd and 100th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Guatemala

We calculate prices for Botswana and Guatemala as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 10 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 Guatemala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$6.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$2.19
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$441
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$319
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$804
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$542
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$58.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$40.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
8.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1297
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$880
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$24.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$7.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$6.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$8.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$3.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$6.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$4.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$51.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$6.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$32.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$8.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$197
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$5326

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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 Guatemala

City Cost of living Population
Guatemala City
$988
2.93M
Mixco
$741
508K
Coban
$783
229K
Quetzaltenango
$749
225K
Flores
$775
145K
Momostenango
$809
140K
Jalapa
$801
122K
Mazatenango
$789
103K
San Miguel Petapa
$731
94.2K
Panajachel
$762
11.1K