Botswana vs Tajikistan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Botswana Tajikistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$611
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1609
$1681
🏠 One person rent
$252
$288
🏘️ Family rent
$515
$487
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$240
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.4
$20
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$712
$190
💸 GDP per capita
$7739
$1054
😃 Human freedom index
7.31
5.44
❤️ Life expectancy
61.1
71.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
59
20
🌐 English speaking %
38.4%
5%
🎓 Higher education
59
20
😀 Quality of life
45
23
🏙️ Population
2.29M
8.92M

The average cost of living in Botswana ($611) is 6% less expensive than in Tajikistan ($652). Botswana ranked 154th vs 147th for Tajikistan 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 0.3 months in Tajikistan. Ranked 100th and 165th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Botswana vs Tajikistan

We calculate prices for Botswana and Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$5.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$2.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$357
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$128
$192
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$585
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$355
$358
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$39.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$60.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.8
$23.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.1%
17.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1987
$805
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$947
$480
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$4.59
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$3.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
$0.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.45
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$6.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$0.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$0.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$0.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.26
$7.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.7
$1.83
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$3.48
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$1.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.9
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.88
$4.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.1
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.33
$3.11
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.2
$32
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.8
$61.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$154
$94.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5108
$11489

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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 Tajikistan

City Cost of living Population
Dushanbe
$640
863K
Khujand
$697
182K
Qurghonteppa
$636
127K
Istaravshan
$676
64.3K
Konibodom
$682
54.4K
Buston
$683
29.8K
Tursunzoda
$631
46.7K
Panjakent
$648
33K
Ghafurov
$685
18.4K
Istiklol
$685
14.2K