Botswana vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$612
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$1663
🏠 One person rent
$252
$267
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$587
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$30.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$242
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$4670
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
4.03
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
73.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
24
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
12%
🎓 Higher education
59
80
😀 Quality of life
45
34
🏙️ Population
2.29M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 0.2% less expensive than in Iran ($612). Botswana ranked 154th vs 153rd for Iran 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 0.4 months in Iran. Ranked 100th and 136th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Iran

We calculate prices for Botswana and Iran as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 102 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 Iran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$3.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$26
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$3.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$0.8
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$351
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$212
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$512
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$16.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$24.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$14.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
22.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$1482
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$949
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$12.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$3.11
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$0.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$3.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$9.74
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$0.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$0.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$4.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$0.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$0.62
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$2.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$5.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$8.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$2.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$15.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$1.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$93.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$34.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$114
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$122
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$1349

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Cities Comparison in Botswana vs Iran

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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 Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$697
8.69M
Tabriz
$1144
1.56M
Mashhad
$529
3M
Isfahan
$602
1.96M
Ahvaz
$558
1.18M
Karaj
$537
1.59M
Shiraz
$594
1.57M
Qom
$449
1.2M
Bandar Abbas
$590
527K
Kermanshah
$821
946K
Ardabil
$821
529K
Urmia
$458
736K
Rasht
$521
680K
Arak
$456
521K
Yazd
$576
530K
Qazvin
$590
403K
Hamadan
$652
554K
Kerman
$455
538K
Kashan
$549
304K
Eslamshahr
$618
448K
Zanjan
$449
433K
Sanandaj
$383
413K
Sari
$634
347K
Abadan
$538
231K
Shahriar
$569
310K
Qods
$566
310K
Amol
$517
239K
Malard
$555
281K
Gorgan
$647
312K
Khorramabad
$540
373K