Botswana vs Nicaragua - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Nicaragua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1543
🏠 One person rent
$256
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$472
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$48.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$391
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$1905
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
6.24
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
20
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
1%
🎓 Higher education
60
32
😀 Quality of life
50
37
🏙️ Population
2.29M
5.14M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 3% less expensive than in Nicaragua ($625). Botswana ranked 141st vs 137th for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua. Ranked 92nd and 133rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Nicaragua

We calculate prices for Botswana and Nicaragua as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 10 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 Nicaragua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$26.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.19
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$436
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
13.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$16.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$9.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$4.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$7.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$9.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$3.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$25.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$4.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$22.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$6.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$65.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$4476

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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
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In Nicaragua

City Cost of living Population
Managua
$691
937K
Chinandega
$539
122K
Masaya
$619
140K
Matagalpa
$514
133K
Jinotega
$453
99.4K
Granada
$668
105K
Leon
$556
174K
Esteli
$509
112K
Juigalpa
$598
51.8K
San Juan del Sur
$839
14.7K