Botswana vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1849
🏠 One person rent
$256
$357
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$35.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$2422
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
25
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
12%
🎓 Higher education
60
80
😀 Quality of life
50
44
🏙️ Population
2.29M
80M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 16% less expensive than in Iran ($723). Botswana ranked 141st vs 117th 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 1.6 months in Botswana compared to 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 92nd and 116th 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
$5.92
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$436
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$25
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$38.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$2252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$1269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$17.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$3.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.87
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$1.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$2.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$3.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$27.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$8.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$1191

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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
$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 Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K