Cost of Living in Butha-Buthe

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$516
$1227
🛋️ Without rent
$359
$986
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$157
$241
🍽️ Food
$272
$702
🚐 Transport
$24.2
$64.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
😀 Quality of life
13
🏙️ Population
10K

The average cost of living in Butha-Buthe is $516, which is in the top 9% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8414th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 4 in Lesotho.

The median after-tax salary is $824, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 9197th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Lesotho. With an estimated population of 10K, Butha-Buthe is the 4th largest city in Lesotho.

Why living in Butha-Buthe is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Butha-Buthe for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 100 km Moshoeshoe I International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 16.8 µg/m³
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Prices in Butha-Buthe

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
 Cappuccino
$1.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$163
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$82.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$248
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$143
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$331
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$446
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.47
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$28.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$710

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