Botswana vs Panama - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Panama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$1299
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$2889
🏠 One person rent
$252
$725
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$1097
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$417
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$61.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$877
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$17358
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
7.57
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
76.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
35
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
14%
🎓 Higher education
59
48
😀 Quality of life
45
56
🏙️ Population
2.29M
4.1M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 53% less expensive than in Panama ($1299). Botswana ranked 154th vs 44th for Panama 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 0.7 months in Panama. Ranked 100th and 71st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Panama

We calculate prices for Botswana and Panama 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 Panama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$10
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$7.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$2.44
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$3.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$558
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$1496
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$795
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$47.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
6.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$2280
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$1329
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$28.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$2.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$2.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$7.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$2.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.98
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$9.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$6.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$11.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$6.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$3.1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$3.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$39.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$6.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$45.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$10.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$409
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$9157

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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 Panama

City Cost of living Population
Panama City
$1329
881K
Colon
$1674
242K
Tocumen
$1217
103K
Santiago de Veraguas
$1078
89K
David
$787
82.9K
La Chorrera
$927
68.9K
Balboa
$1233
62.9K
Pacora
$1244
52.5K
Chitre
$1105
46.2K
Penonome
$1072
21.7K