Botswana vs Montenegro - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Montenegro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$655
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1638
🏠 One person rent
$256
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$619
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$228
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$29.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$611
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$7677
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
7.88
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
75.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
46
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
26%
🎓 Higher education
60
59
😀 Quality of life
50
55
🏙️ Population
2.29M
622K

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 7% less expensive than in Montenegro ($655). Botswana ranked 141st vs 130th for Montenegro 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 0.9 months in Montenegro. Ranked 92nd and 73rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Montenegro

We calculate prices for Botswana and Montenegro as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 9 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 Montenegro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$5.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$4.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$2.08
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$1.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$221
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$628
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$465
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$61.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$94.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$27.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
5.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1723
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$1286
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$26.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$5.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$5.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$7.81
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$4.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$3.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$33.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$4.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$22.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$57.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$71.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$165
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$6336

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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
47.4K
Kanye
$641
45.2K
Palapye
$506
36.2K
Mahalapye
$544
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Lobatse
$615
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In Montenegro

City Cost of living Population
Podgorica
$664
175K
Plav
$656
13.8K
Ulcinj
$589
19.9K
Budva
$774
19.2K
Bar
$607
13.7K
Cetinje
$587
14K
Kotor
$753
12.6K
Mojkovac
$585
10.1K
Berane
$529
11.8K