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.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 954* (9744 BWP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2030* (20734 BWP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3380* (34524 BWP)

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


Cost of living in Gaborone compared to Botswana in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Gaborone in 2020 is 45% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Gaborone in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


Local prices in Gaborone by expense type

Restaurant budget in Gaborone

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Gaborone is 61% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9/person
($ 8 to $ 9.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.5/person
($ 7.5 to $ 32)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 5 to $ 6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1/cup
($ 1 to $ 3)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Gaborone

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Gaborone is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 49 to $ 49)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 54 to $ 83)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 52 to $ 126)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 79 to $ 213)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 885/night
($ 622 to $ 1243)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 106/month
($ 64 to $ 156)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 96/month
($ 64 to $ 136)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 60/month
($ 42 to $ 82)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 263/month
($ 159 to $ 443)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Gaborone

On average, the price of supermarket food in Gaborone is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.5)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3/kg
($ 3 to $ 8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

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

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 2/kg
($ 2 to $ 5)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Gaborone

On average, the price of transport in Gaborone is 42% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 13/month
($ 12 to $ 14)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 1 to $ 3)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 59)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Gaborone

On average, the cost of housing in Gaborone is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 36/month
($ 26 to $ 110)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 26/month
($ 26 to $ 71)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 374/month
($ 151 to $ 698)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1438
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 260/month
($ 151 to $ 499)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1146
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 786/month
($ 450 to $ 1396)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2316
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 495/month
($ 300 to $ 898)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1823
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 26 to $ 51)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 101/month
($ 61 to $ 250)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1002
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1994/yr
($ 1994 to $ 7970)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17494

Leisure activity budget in Gaborone

On average, budget for leisure activities in Gaborone is 42% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 15)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 5 to $ 21)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Gaborone

On average, shopping budget in Gaborone is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2/pack
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 26 to $ 71)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 16 to $ 36)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 76
($ 51 to $ 101)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 87
($ 51 to $ 121)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

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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 25-02-2020.

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