Botswana vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

Botswana Sweden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$607
$1398
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1550
$3107
🏠 One person rent
$256
$727
🏘️ Family rent
$504
$1222
🍽️ Food expenses
$241
$440
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.7
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$965
$2744
💸 GDP per capita
$6405
$52274
😃 Human freedom index
7.9
8.83
❤️ Life expectancy
69.8
82.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
85
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
89%
🎓 Higher education
60
95
😀 Quality of life
50
80
🏙️ Population
2.29M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($607) is 57% less expensive than in Sweden ($1398). Botswana ranked 141st vs 27th for Sweden 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 2 months in Sweden. Ranked 92nd and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Sweden

We calculate prices for Botswana and Sweden as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 60 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 Sweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.92
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.7
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
$8.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$6.72
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$1.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$780
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$609
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$535
$1411
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$372
$1032
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.6
$54.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$83.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
$29.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.84%
2.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2378
$5790
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$866
$3750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$76.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.83
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.66
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.2
$9.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.5
$6.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.47
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$35.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.28
$13.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$23.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.66
$22.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.7
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$88.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$112
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4942
$3326

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Cities Comparison in Botswana vs Sweden

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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 Sweden

City Cost of living Population
Stockholm
$1802
979K
Gothenburg
$1442
605K
Malmo
$1388
324K
Uppsala
$1396
165K
Vasteras
$1359
129K
Orebro
$1216
126K
Linkoping
$1328
116K
Helsingborg
$1356
114K
Lund
$1287
94.4K
Norrkoping
$1307
97.9K
Jonkoping
$1380
100K
Solna
$1797
84.6K
Sollentuna
$1266
75.3K
Taby
$1791
74.3K
Umea
$1234
90.4K
Halmstad
$1218
71.3K
Eskilstuna
$1087
70.3K
Karlstad
$1135
65.9K
Lidingo
$1719
44.1K
Sodertalje
$1362
75.8K
Boras
$1132
74K
Uddevalla
$1118
57.2K
Lulea
$1074
49.1K
Gavle
$1154
77.6K
Vaxjo
$1218
71K
Trollhattan
$1057
50.4K
Tumba
$1213
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1061
58.8K
Hassleholm
$1059
52.4K
Ostersund
$1009
52.8K