Botswana vs Taiwan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Taiwan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$968
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$2750
🏠 One person rent
$252
$376
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$883
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$381
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$1508
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$24828
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
80.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
67
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
30%
🎓 Higher education
59
90
😀 Quality of life
45
82
🏙️ Population
2.29M
23.6M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 37% less expensive than in Taiwan ($968). Botswana ranked 154th vs 84th for Taiwan 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 1.6 months in Taiwan. Ranked 100th and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Taiwan

We calculate prices for Botswana and Taiwan as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 17 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 Taiwan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$4.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$2.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$375
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$282
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$992
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$726
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$53.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$82.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$22.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
1.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$6281
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$4083
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$0.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$9.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$3.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$3.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$3.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$14.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$7.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$19.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$3.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$1.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$3.66
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$6.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$2.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$35.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$41.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$13.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$76.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$81.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$446
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$12042

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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 Taiwan

City Cost of living Population
New Taipei
$999
4.36M
Taipei
$1161
2.6M
Taichung
$986
3.03M
Kaohsiung
$932
2.73M
Taoyuan
$866
2.29M
Tainan
$922
1.87M
Hsinchu
$822
499K
Keelung
$857
367K
Chiayi
$743
252K
Zhubei
$929
213K
Taitung
$963
109K
Changhua
$886
227K
Kinmen
$853
139K
Miaoli
$728
86.2K
Douliu
$798
108K
Nantou
$857
102K
Yilan
$874
94.8K