Botswana vs Mongolia - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Mongolia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1460
🏠 One person rent
$256
$227
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$494
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$222
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$35.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$332
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$4061
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
8
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
70.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
35
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
1%
🎓 Higher education
60
44
😀 Quality of life
50
55
🏙️ Population
2.29M
3.08M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 11% more expensive than in Mongolia ($546). Botswana ranked 141st vs 161st for Mongolia 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 0.6 months in Mongolia. Ranked 92nd and 74th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Mongolia

We calculate prices for Botswana and Mongolia as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 2 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 Mongolia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$3.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$21.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$4.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.47
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$279
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$614
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$373
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$38.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$60
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$12.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1226
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$827
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$7.84
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$4.03
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$7.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$8.52
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$1.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$54.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$3.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$4.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$43
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$70.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$131
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$6614

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In Botswana

City Cost of living Population
Gaborone
$668
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Francistown
$544
100K
Molepolole
$616
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Serowe
$527
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Kanye
$641
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Palapye
$506
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Mahalapye
$544
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Lobatse
$615
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In Mongolia

City Cost of living Population
Ulaanbaatar
$546
1.4M
Bulgan
$534
12.3K