Botswana vs Papua New Guinea - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Papua New Guinea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$524
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$1274
🏠 One person rent
$256
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$414
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$32.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$353
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$2757
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
31
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
49.8%
🎓 Higher education
60
39
😀 Quality of life
50
47
🏙️ Population
2.29M
8.94M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 16% more expensive than in Papua New Guinea ($524). Botswana ranked 141st vs 166th for Papua New Guinea 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 0.7 months in Papua New Guinea. Ranked 92nd and 104th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Papua New Guinea

We calculate prices for Botswana and Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$3.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$19.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$226
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$447
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$37.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$57.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$32.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
11.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$1046
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$645
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$18.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$6.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$4.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$6.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$20.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$4.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$63.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$3323

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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
26.9K

In Papua New Guinea

City Cost of living Population
Port Moresby
$528
317K
Lae
$514
101K