Gaborone travel budget

Gaborone: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Gaborone

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Gaborone for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 958* (9912 BWP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2052* (21238 BWP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 109 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3356* (34734 BWP)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Gaborone compared to Botswana in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Gaborone in 2019 is 43% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Gaborone in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Gaborone by expense type

Restaurant budget in Gaborone

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Gaborone is 57% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.9/person
($ 7.9 to $ 12)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.4/person
($ 7.4 to $ 18)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 5 to $ 6)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1/cup
($ 1 to $ 3)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Gaborone

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Gaborone is 23% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 49 to $ 49)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 55 to $ 82)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 53 to $ 126)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 76 to $ 200)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 999/night
($ 696 to $ 1409)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 110/month
($ 64 to $ 167)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 96/month
($ 65 to $ 136)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 60/month
($ 42 to $ 82)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216
Family room
Family room
$ 241/month
($ 155 to $ 388)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Gaborone

On average, the price of supermarket food in Gaborone is 52% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.9)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.5)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3/kg
($ 3 to $ 7.9)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 2/kg
($ 2 to $ 5)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Gaborone

On average, the price of transport in Gaborone is 41% cheaper than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 13/month
($ 12 to $ 14)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 1 to $ 3)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 59)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Gaborone

On average, the cost of housing in Gaborone is 62% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 36/month
($ 26 to $ 106)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 26/month
($ 26 to $ 71)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 382/month
($ 150 to $ 696)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 255/month
($ 150 to $ 498)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1087
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 799/month
($ 498 to $ 1390)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2235
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 538/month
($ 299 to $ 993)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1746
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 26 to $ 55)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 101/month
($ 60 to $ 249)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 952
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1985/yr
($ 1985 to $ 6944)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18267

Leisure activity budget in Gaborone

On average, budget for leisure activities in Gaborone is 38% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 15)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 13 to $ 30)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Gaborone

On average, shopping budget in Gaborone is 24% cheaper than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2/pack
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 21 to $ 81)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 18 to $ 41)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 77
($ 51 to $ 136)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 89
($ 51 to $ 120)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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About this information on the cost of living in Gaborone

The information about the cost of living in Gaborone shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Gaborone was updated on 08-08-2019.

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