Botswana vs Israel - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Israel
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$1789
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$4230
🏠 One person rent
$252
$1000
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$1720
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$544
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$76.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$2579
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$54931
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
7.43
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
82.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
62
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
85%
🎓 Higher education
59
93
😀 Quality of life
45
82
🏙️ Population
2.29M
9.19M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 66% less expensive than in Israel ($1789). Botswana ranked 154th vs 21st for Israel 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 1.4 months in Israel. Ranked 100th and 25th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Israel

We calculate prices for Botswana and Israel as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 67 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 Israel
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$17.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$75.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$14.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$7.92
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$2.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$992
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$810
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$1750
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$1434
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$26.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
4.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$8176
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$6582
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$1.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$56.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$15.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.91
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$3.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$18.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.8
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$9.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$4.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$3.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$65.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$13.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$86.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$113
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$871
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$11436

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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 Israel

City Cost of living Population
Jerusalem
$1919
936K
Tel Aviv
$2201
452K
Haifa
$1505
285K
Petah Tikva
$1813
236K
Rishon LeZion
$1849
250K
Holon
$1693
194K
Bnei Brak
$2016
194K
Netanya
$1903
217K
Beersheba
$1440
209K
Herzliya
$2240
94K
Ramat Gan
$2229
159K
Bat Yam
$1812
129K
Rehovot
$1646
133K
Ashkelon
$1459
134K
Beit Shemesh
$1322
119K
Kfar Saba
$1897
101K
Hadera
$1551
95.7K
Nazareth
$1641
83.4K
Ra'anana
$1926
74K
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1803
97.1K
Afula
$1623
60K
Givatayim
$2058
59.5K
Ramat HaSharon
$1663
46.7K
Rahat
$1621
64.5K
Umm al-Fahm
$1677
55.3K
Rosh HaAyin
$1852
56.3K
Nahariya
$1520
60K
Kiryat Gat
$1780
55K
Lod
$1715
75.7K
Hod HaSharon
$1963
56.7K