Botswana vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$2010
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$4534
🏠 One person rent
$252
$1190
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$2000
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$546
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$3080
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$48419
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
8.88
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
85
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
59
91
😀 Quality of life
45
89
🏙️ Population
2.29M
5.12M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 70% less expensive than in New Zealand ($2010). Botswana ranked 154th vs 15th for New Zealand 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 1.5 months in New Zealand. Ranked 100th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs New Zealand

We calculate prices for Botswana and New Zealand as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 31 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 New Zealand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$13.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$71.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$9.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$6.77
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$3.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$1155
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$1019
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$2123
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$1734
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$87.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$54.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
7.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$8110
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$7062
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$2.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$96.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$19.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$6.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$8.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$9.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$3.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$6.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$3.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$23.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$41.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$34.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$78.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$110
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$829
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$13206

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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 New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2317
1.47M
Manukau
$2023
376K
Christchurch
$2019
383K
Wellington
$2205
419K
Waitakere
$1981
208K
Hamilton
$1783
177K
Tauranga
$2094
151K
Lower Hutt
$1842
103K
Dunedin
$1806
106K
Palmerston North
$1361
81.5K
Napier
$1202
66.3K
New Plymouth
$1327
57.6K
Rotorua
$1232
58.5K
Porirua
$1741
59.6K
Hibiscus Coast
$1924
59.8K
Nelson
$1501
51.1K
Whangarei
$1381
54.4K
Invercargill
$1326
50.2K
Upper Hutt
$1803
44.3K
Gisborne
$1532
37K
Hastings
$1103
49K
Timaru
$1891
28.7K
Whanganui
$1449
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1691
30.1K
Pukekohe
$1702
26.5K
Taupo
$1582
25.4K
Blenheim
$1606
28.2K
Queenstown
$1853
16K
Wanaka
$1722
8.9K
Masterton
$1246
21.4K