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Cost of Living in Accra

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 64.26
Rent Index: 46.28
Groceries Index: 59.48
Restaurants Index: 49.09
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 55.80
Local Purchasing Power: 15.36
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.50 $ 4.82-7.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 35.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.78 $ 1.50-2.10
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 1.96-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.52 $ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.48 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.05 $ 0.80-1.30
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.03 $ 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.62 $ 1.13-2.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.49-2.27
Eggs (12) 2.41 $ 2.13-2.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.94 $ 5.44-10.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.51 $ 3.34-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.86 $ 2.74-3.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.13-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.30-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.22-1.42
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.00-1.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 1.15-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.96-1.45
Lettuce (1 head) 1.53 $ 0.67-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 $ 0.33-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.92 $ 8.50-11.84
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.90-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 1.18-2.96
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.55 $ 2.00-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.84 $ 0.80-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 $ 100.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.45 $ 1.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 $ 2.09-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.60 $ 5.00-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.47 $ 3.03-3.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 16,600.97-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,001.60 $ 7,000.00-23,003.19
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 64.59 $ 40.00-87.12
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.08
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.78 $ 48.17-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.15 $ 26.25-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.37 $ 8.74-10.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.33 $ 5.22-8.03
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 31.27 $ 24.08-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.79 $ 24.08-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.66 $ 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.73 $ 51.12-165.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,041.59 $ 500.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 589.93 $ 350.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,938.72 $ 2,000.00-3,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,752.67 $ 1,200.00-2,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 309.67 $ 278.71-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 130.06 $ 92.90-167.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 319.96 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 25.00 23.00-28.00

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Last update: August, 2016
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100 Comments so far

#Buraqcorp on Aug 07, 2016 :
We ship 1kg in 14GHS frozen halal beef. Frozen halal chicken meat 11GHS
#promise on Jul 30, 2016 :
House and shop rent in Ghana is how much....what's the top business in Ghana
#Raymond on Jul 21, 2016 :
Ghana live in poverty we keep increasing the price of commodities we are a stupid country i dont blame us as a nation but it is president mahama
#7566_;-) on Jun 29, 2016 :
Good evening everybody
It seems I found the answer to my own question!
Yeah, from now on I am sure that a certain "Winnie Robertson" from Accra - Ghana using the mail adress: winiluv32@gmail.com is a SCAMMER.
#7566_;-) on Jun 26, 2016 :
Good morning
I would like to have your opinion about what it can be a SCAM! The fact is that I met a 32 y.o.girl that at first was from Double Springs, Alabama, USA, but after we started chating on the hangout of gmail she told me she was living in Accra Ghana thou she was daughter of an american man and a local lady, bla, bla, bla,...OK! from that moment on a dozen of red flags started to ask for my attention to the details of that potential affective relationship. The true is that I have already asked her for a chat through SKYPE and she showd up with thw same pretty face and in accordance with the initial outlines...now, my question is: In the middle of an hangout chat if you, out of the blue, would ask her for an imediate chat through SKYPE and she accepted and appeared with the same face like the photos and the same talk, would that be enough to put away in your mind the chance of a SCAM??? Obviously we haven´t speaken yet about money or I have sent any amount.
OK! in my country we have a proverb that goes this way, "caution and chicken soup never hurt anyone" anyway, from your expertise, what would you say to me?
Cheers all
#nana on Jun 17, 2016 :
one bedroom in accra $1 360? where did you get your source of information?even the highest paid job is less than this amount. dont deceive the world please.
#Anonymous on Jun 15, 2016 :
FOOD
Let me start by enlightening you that in Ghana, unlike the Philippines and other countries in Asia, Europe, the America, and Europe, we do not use weighing scales in selling our food stuffs (commodities) except some imported food stuffs like rice, fish-red fish, herrings milk and so on. In Ghana, we use bowls (locally called Olonka/kruwa), cups, sacks (bags), cans/tins, and rubber buckets or pans in selling food stuffs in almost all markets in Ghana. The weight of particular food stuff is not the determining factor in the pricing of a commodity in the Ghanaian market but rather the size, demand & supply (availability/scarcity), quality, and the type of material used to measure it. For example, the price of maize depends on whether it is being measured with a bowl or a cup or a sack; whether there are plenty in the market or it is scarce; whether it is new or old. To explain further, a bowl (olonka/kruwa) of maize has different weights from a bowl (olonka/kruwa) of pepper and therefore cannot be said that the weight of maize in an “olonka” is equivalent to the weight of a bowl of pepper in the same “olonka”.
A bowl (an olonka/kruwa) of maize has a weight of about 4kg while fertilizer (1/2 bag) and cocoa sacks have about 80 kg and 200kg respectively. One bowl of maize (about 4 kg) costs about GHc5 (US$1.30) in Accra presently whilst same costs GHs4 (US$1.05) and GHs3.50US$0.92) in Kumasi and Techiman/Kintampo respectively. In the Philippines, 1 kg of maize costs averagely P45 in Manila and P38 in Cebu city, Legaspi, Cagayan, and P30 in Davao (the cheapest price of maize in the whole Philippines). Now, if a bowl (olonka/kruwa) of maize in Ghana is equivalent to 4 kg and costs GHs 5 in Accra, then by a simple arithmetic, 1 kg of maize in Accra costs about GHs1.25 (US $0.33). Please, note that 1 kg of maize cost 45 pesos in Manila (almost US$1) on the average (depending on the variety). You can do the rest of the calculations for the various cities on your own.
In Ghana, a bowl (olonka/kruwa) of white beans cost GHc10 (US$2.63 or GHc2.25/US$0.59 for 1kg) in Accra, GHc8 (US$2.37) and GHc6 (US$1.58) for Kumasi and Techiman respectively. A bowl (olonka/kruwa) of red beans costs GHc8 (US$2.37 or GHc2/US$0.53 for 1kg) in Accra, GHc7 (US$1.84), in Kumasi, and GHc4 (US$1.05) Techiman/Kintampo respectively.
In the Philippines, 1kg of white beans costs P100 (US$2.17) in Manila, P90 (US$1.96) in Cebu, Davao and other cities. Red beans costs P100 in Manila, Legaspi, Davao, Cebu, Cagayan and others. If one bowl (olonka/kruwa) of beans (cowpea) in Ghana is equivalent to 4kg, then 1 kg of white bean Ghc2.25(USS0.59) in Accra, and about GHc2 in Kumasi and GHc1.50 others. On the other hand, 1kg of white bean costs more than US$2 in Manila and almost US$2 in other cities.
1 kg of red tilapia fish(cold store price)in Accra costs GHc7(less than US$2) but in Philippines, 1 kg of red tilapia fish costs P450(close to US$10) at Robinson, SM, Ayala, Shopwise, Fooda, and almost all the malls/super markets. The Cheapest fish I have found in my entire (almost) five years in the Philippines was 1 kg of herring sold at P100 (more than US$2) at one of the local markets in Legaspi city.
125 ml of Carnation milk (condensa) costs GHc1.50 (US$0.39) in Accra, and Philippines P45 (US$1) at SM in Manila. A liter of soya cooking oil costs Ghc7 (less than US$2) in Accra. But the same cooking oil costs P150 (more than US$3) in Manila. A bottle of vita-milk drink (chocolate) costs GHc2 (US$0.52) in Ghana but it costs 35 pesos (US$0.76) in Manila. 125ml of close-up toothpaste costs GHc4 (US$1.05) in Accra; 135ml of the same close-up costs P110 (US$2.39) in Manila. Pepsodent toothbrush is sold for GHc1.50 (US$0.39) in Accra, but a similar quality of that toothbrush is sold for P100 (US$2.17) in Manila. The list can go on and on but just to cite you a few food/grocery items.
#charlesM on May 30, 2016 :
what is the unemployment rate in Accra. Is it that difficult for an attractive gal to get some type of job rather than ask for money online..or does the online thing just pay better.
#bans.linda@gmail.com on May 07, 2016 :
Have you met someone via the Internet on online dating or social media? Thinking about doing business with an individual overseas? Are you hiring someone from a foreign country? We can help. We conduct global verifications for both businesses and individuals. and we can protect you from dating scams, bad hires, Internet fraud and more. All services are free. Contact on bans.linda@gmail.com
#CJ on Feb 29, 2016 :
Does anyone know Edward Lamptey or Michael James in Accra?
#CJ on Feb 29, 2016 :
Is there a military diplomat in Accra Ghana named Edward Lamptey or Has anyone heard of a Michael James? Thanks
#tiwaa on Feb 15, 2016 :
i have gone through the site but some of the pricess dont match and if that is only prices here then everyone will go bankrupt please tell also the low prices in ghana too
#Ralph on Jan 09, 2016 :
Hmmmm,most of them are nigerians living here not ghanaians.U guys shld be very careful hw u surf da internet looking for ladies to get marry to,if u want an African lady to marry for dat matter a ghanaian jzt get a visa nd come to our beautiful country.
#Linda Bans on Dec 29, 2015 :
NEVER SEND MONEY TO LINDA BANS. Linda Bans is scamming people. The person using the email address bans.linda@gmail.com is a fraud. They say they conduct private investigations in Ghana, but they do not. If you want to hire a background check use a real company. Make sure you are contacted by someone with a corporate email address and not a gmail address, and that payments can be done through secure methods like credit card or PayPal,not by Western Union. I add this comment because I was scammed by someone using the bans.linda@gmail.com email address.
#john on Dec 28, 2015 :
i know the warnings about scamming, i am in contact with augustina lottodt accara, asked for money for birthday and christmas, i never sent what she wanted,she will not give me her address, or phone number, we communicate using hangouts,i have an email address and pictures i think she is after an i phone
. dating sites are not safe, i met her on one and several others in uk and usa,i want to give her benifit of doubt but i cant help feeling suspicus
#Francis Addo on Dec 19, 2015 :
Ghana is a nice country and has a lot of attraction places.Than you
##Denise on Dec 14, 2015 :
Met a guy from Accra Ghana on facebook he immediately started asking for money to buy food. I sent him money that morning hours later he was asking for more he was robbed. Beware of Isaacs Agbosu Dogbedah Logos he has several fb pages. He asked for nude photos to blackmail me with.
#traveller on Oct 30, 2015 :
Hello everybody, firstable, i want to comment on people who comes here to complain after been scammed while there is soo much information about this scamming things to be find. Sadly people always get hypnotised by a good looking woman or guy they meet on net. those eyes makes u send money and do foolish things. I have experiance on that level for one reason , i work in africa many months a year, and i can tell u that mostly the majority of the population would ask u for money and do whatever it takes so that u can give it out.the womans in africa have this habbit to be taken care of the man even if its only a bf, to pay everything for her and some even would ask money to help the whole family if they get u in the heart. So if u truly have enough money and need Love, why dont you to visit a prostitue to cool off? or go to a bar find a woman, even better, travel the world and see things for ya self, but dont spend time behind the computer talking with someone not even close to you, and send all u earned money? Also my last remark is bout this lady or guy named "Ban - bans.linda@gmail.com" I dont understand why people should contact this person?? to get your last pennys???? people already lost so much money, and to pay this agency to find you the information u want to find out bout a scammer ,you better spend that money on a dating site wich is legally good, and offers u more waranty bout finding love, cause for me to find out if u been scammed while there is so much information on net and to ask this linda for help to get u the information is sad.yOU BETTER call the authority, police, ambassy ect. So people dont fall a sleep behind the computer cause u need love, cause love dont cost money and if u truly wanna pay for it, well go visit a hooker or check ya self in a dating site.....otherwise the smartest thing u can do with that much money is go visit that country and findout for ya self if those girls overthere are better than here where u liv named home! To end this speech i would say go visit africa its a beautefull continent amazing landscapes, very friendly people and so much things to learn from them.
#peter on Oct 25, 2015 :
i'll just know if it's normal you pay Money to the Family when u put a promise ring on your girlfriends hand? I know that bride Money is used by many, and it's ok.
kind regards
#Anonymous on Oct 22, 2015 :
Currently inflation is even higher, close to 25% although the decrease in fuel costs might help to lower it a bit. GHS interest rates are now officially 25%.
The currency has seen wild fluctuations vs US$ and GBP. That might continue for some time. Ghana's export revenue comes from gold, oil, cocoa, bauxite, timber. Most commodities have gone down a lot and that hurts them, couple this with inflation and severe load shedding since last November and you can figure out that all is not well.
As far as a black market for currencies: it's not really a black market. Forex can be freely exchanged. The forex dealers basically give better rates around mid market than the local and regional banks. The banks go roughly 10% either side of mid market. Forex bureaus are much tighter.
Taking cash here on a holiday or biz trip and exchange it here at a forex bureau is much cheaper than load it on your visa or master card. Amex is not widely accepted, only in the big hotels sometimes.
#Anonymous on Oct 22, 2015 :
All the data submitted on the groceries are prices paid at Palace Supermarket in Accra @ the Coca Cola roundabout on Spintex Road. 12x1.5 litres of still mineral water is GHC 15 or about 1.25 GHC per bottle. USD v GHC rate is 3.80.
1 kg local oranges, high quality, is GHC 1.89
A can of carlsberg or Heineken 0.33 later is GHC 4.5 at Say Cheers or Shoprite

Fitness club costs:
Branch Fitness at Spintex Rd, a BIG gym. Annual membership GHC 1200 or USD 318.
Monthly membership is GHC 195 or USD 51. That's very uneconomical when you know you're here for a year. The USD 130 a month is probably at the Movenpick or Labadi Beach Hotel, but definitely not in big gyms around accra.
#Gilbert Garza on Oct 10, 2015 :
I have a big problem I need advice and help. I have been talking with a girl from Ghana for about four months she has asked for money and as a dummy I have sent her some. She wants me to send her money to get her a passport and visa(400). I told her if she wants me to get her passport and visa she needs to stop asking for money and she has it's been two months. But at the same time she has also sent me money from someone here in the states to send back to her for her brother supposedly it came from a grandfather. She has sent me through money gram one for 250 and another for 550 and I have sent them back to her. The crazy part where it all hit the fan is this. On my fb page on "people you might know" there was another person with the same picture but different name. So I friend this person I order to find out some truth. She told me the person I was talking to was a fake and she had lost her camera awhile back. In order for her to prove to me she was the actual person she volunteered to show me herself through web cam. She borrowed a web cam from a friend. The next day i seen her again( but couldn't hear) through web cam but could not hear her. We communicated through messages. The following day I seen through web cam again before she had to return the web cam. Being upset I questioned the first girl that I have been talking to for 4 months. I was upset and I asked her if this is to continue I would like to speak to her the WebCam and sure enough she was upset but she agreed to it. Next thing I know I am seeing her through WebCam same as the first person . How is that possible. At this point I was really confused I was able to see two different people and have them be the same person on WebCam on seperated days. There is more to this but I really need some advice fast. Some one out there please help me with some advice. I will explain what else is involved. Please. Searching. For answers!!!
#jim on Sep 13, 2015 :
ibelieve iam currently being scamed . the womans goesby Ayisha Alhassan she is from Ghana. her storyof needing to buy air time had already been used on me just by another Ghana lady who goes by princessjamilia, her request for money came during our very first contact. I deleted her the nextday and began talking to Ayisha that same day. I alo have a telephone# her e mail 2 photos and have contacted her on all accounts. she is now telling me that her late father left her 400kilo of 24k gold bars and she wants to bring it to the usa and become my wife. shes very convincing . but her gold bars are in a security wich she gave me account info for . I did locate a security co and viewed a doc that shows her as the benif.heres the rub. she says she needs 1200 dollars to get this gold. AND THAT SHE IS READY TO SHIP IT TO ME AND THEN JOIN ME TO LIVE HAPPY EVER AFTER. ID SURE LIKE TOO BUT REALLY. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE INFO.
#anonymous1 on Aug 29, 2015 :
Anonymoys on Oct2013 with airline ticket and etc.. Sounds like the "woman" trying to scam me now. Look up Janessa Brazil. If picture is same, we have the same scammer.
#Ron Murray on Aug 28, 2015 :
If you are still sending money overseas in this day and age with all the warnings, you deserve everything coming to you.
#maurice tolbert on Aug 26, 2015 :
Do anybody know a girl by the name lynn addo aka cutey Email address happywoman459 cause she is trying to get me to send her money for an iPhone then she tells me she just want me to send her tthe money doesn't this sound like a scam to you
#Les on Aug 10, 2015 :
Help? I have been contacted by a female named Anita who lives in Ghana. Contacted via Skype and email several times. Has sent me live video feed/we have chatted for hours. I am attracted to her very much so. However she is asks me for money now to pay her airtime and wants money for food.
I feel terrible not sending her anything.
She is very pretty, claims her Skype account has been hacked a few times. While on video chat.The video simply switched to a whole different person for a few seconds. Freaked me out. I now question everything.
Can anyone help Identify this Anita to verify that she is in fact who she says she is?
email me back boltonles@yahoo.com
#Rohan on Jul 26, 2015 :
I got a job offer in Ghana. I have to ask

1. How much should be the monthly salary to live life royal size in Accra ?
2. How safe is it to live in Accra ?
3. How much would a 1BHK apt. cost for rent in Accra at a prime location ?

Can anyone PLEASE answer to all 3 of them .
#Rhonda on Jul 24, 2015 :
You Men should really watch yourselves you do realize that 90 % of these women are really men. They are scamming you
#mbaekwe on Jul 17, 2015 :
Pls help me out with this. I want to study Economics in accra what is the affordable school fees I can get there.
#Nana Kow Swanzy on Jul 10, 2015 :
#Ghanaian on May 14, 2015 :
Please, please, please stop sending money to people in Ghana that you don't know. It's all a scam.

I am a Ghanaian, and I can tell you truthfully that anyone who asks you for money is out to scam you. If they are really in need, they will get help from a family member.
STOP SENDING MONEY TO PEOPLE YOU DON@T KNOW
#Nana Kow Swanzy on Jul 10, 2015 :
#Herman on Jul 06, 2015 : whats is your contact address?
#Nana Kow Swanzy on Jul 10, 2015 :
#David on Jul 02, 2015 : Ghana has 10 regions and every region has its tourist attractions. you first point of arrival is Accra.the capital.then you can move to cape coast.........you cn contact me for further information
#Herman on Jul 06, 2015 :
I am talking to this woman in accra, Ghana. Every week she ask me to send her money. I do not know if this person is who she says she is. Can someone find this out for me and e-mail me back. Her address is 1054 Alata St and her name is Halima. Anyone with information please contact me. Thanks.
#David on Jul 02, 2015 :
I have 31 to travel in Ghana. Any suggestions of where to go. Thanks
#Tony on Jun 15, 2015 :
Asked to send $80 to get from ghana to Accra is that about what it would cost very beautiful woman I think seen her on Skype 1 time
#Ghanaian on May 14, 2015 :
Please, please, please stop sending money to people in Ghana that you don't know. It's all a scam.

I am a Ghanaian, and I can tell you truthfully that anyone who asks you for money is out to scam you. If they are really in need, they will get help from a family member.
#naresh`` on Apr 25, 2015 :
hi.. i am moving to accra soon. what are the indian food exp per month for each person.
#Anonymous on Apr 23, 2015 :
Has anyone received emails from Rashida claims she will be 33 next week?
#larry on Mar 15, 2015 :
Hi I met this girl from Accra says she works with her mum at her jewerly and produce store the name is galz galz unisex is there a way to find out if this is a real place or mot
#danidani on Mar 01, 2015 :
How in the World are there people who still fall for this kind of silly scams??? What?? You met someone online, a guy with a child and all of a sudden he asks for Money and you send it?? OMG! How can someone fall for that???
#satyajit on Jan 23, 2015 :
Please provide minimum salary details in accra ghana as i am selected as syetem engineer at IPMC ghana IT company..
#Tim on Jan 16, 2015 :
Hi Fred. I met a women in ghana and she does seem real. I've talked to other before and once I refuse to send money and tell them I don't have any they stop talking. But this one hasn't. I would like to talk to you if you could email karasons3019@yahoo.com. Just like to ask some question
#Graeme Bradford on Dec 28, 2014 :
i who is linda @gmail.com i just sent her a email and there is no such email address, so who can help me to find out if I am getting scramed
#RAJESHWAR on Dec 20, 2014 :
Hi, I got a job in Ghana and i have been provided Accomodation, Conveyance facility etc. except Fooding and other exps. for entertainment etc. could you please guide me how much one person have to spend on food for an Indian for fooding in a month. Please reply.
#Fred on Nov 06, 2014 :
Let me so you how to remove the Scammers, if you want a real relationship. There are a few, not many. Ask if she has a phone camera. Ask her to send a photo. It may be sent from a computer, who knows. First, you want to be sure she is the one in the photo, many are not. Ask her if she is at home. No, ask her to contact you when she is. Then, ask her to take a photo in a mirror, holding up fingers on her left hand and send the photo within 1 minute, say Go. You can also print a 3 digit number on paper and include in the photograph. Point is to get an immediate picture with something you dictated to be in the photo. If they wait more than 2 minutes, or have an excuse, probably a scam. You can also Skype or do video chat so you can see them immediately as well, but most will not do this. If you find someone willing to do these things, you have a start. Next, if they are willing to write for months without asking for money, another good sign. During a multi-month affair, occasionally ask for an immediate photo, with some way of identifying where she is so you can verify. IE here home, somewhere she goes often. Ask where she is first, then ask for the photo. If they get defensive about this, probably a scam. True ones know and understand there are a lot of scams and will go along with you. Last, you buy the ticket and make the reservations with Delta airlines. The are the most direct flight, and you are in control. One the day of the flight, have her send a photo of the airport 2 hours before the flight. This is still no guarantee. Have her send another inside the plane when they are taxiing to the runway. Now you are pretty sure, but your heart is jumping. I was fortunate to find a great lady that put up with all of this and more, but I was never sure until I saw her at the airport in Dallas, TX.
#Nakul Deshmukh on Sep 14, 2014 :
I want to know per MT price of basmati Rice. in Ghana, accra.
#Gabby on Aug 10, 2014 :
Sorry for the few typing errors in my message below as well. I did not even have much time to read over as I saw a lot of messages that broke my heart. I also wanted to see how I could provide few info to help.

Those who have been deceived should try and lodge a case with their local authorities providing the full name and email address and all clear pictures you have of the person, although many times scammers use pictures of others.

They will keep that on record and hopefully oneday they will be able to trace such a person.
#Gabby on Aug 10, 2014 :
Looks like there are a lot of scam messages on this page too.
Please anyone willing to visit or do anything in Ghana should find the legitimate way of doing things in real life and all will be well.
Every country works differently and U ought to learn the way things work in Ghana. Ghana is a great country but as with any other country in the world it also has its own problems. Scam and fraud is an international issue we all trying to fight and is quite sad to hear that it happens to many good and great people who have much passion and love for others. It affects all.

Please do a thorough research before embarking on any journey, google every info you need, get the company numbers and call in. Check their website. You can verify info with the government institutions and always use the most popular companies who accredited.

Seek for second opinions which out the other person or company knowing.

Do not believe people that ask money over the internet if u have not met in person to see all the business or life of the person. There are international companies in Ghana, use such companies also ti find info, as such companies also have websites and email in the company name and that will be great help.
Get more info from the your country's embassy website or office abut Ghana and also from Ghana embassy as well.

Note: do not buy negative perceptions and wrong ideas other spread of Africa, when you get here yourself, you will see that life happens the same as any other country like USA, London etc. Is a great place to be.
#Anonymous on Aug 07, 2014 :
at Patrick for 200 a month that will be ok if your girlfriend works if not she is just trying to manage she will be paying for rent a month with about 40 usd then utilities around 40 usd which might even include transportation then the rest for her upkeep i think if she eats from whw=at she cooks that will be ok
#prince yaw agyapong on Aug 07, 2014 :
And please if someone says he lives in Accra Cantonment area is like someone staying at the expensive ares in Manhattan or those who know Cairo well Helliopolis or the Zamalek area the place is full of Ambassadors and embassy staff hence things are very expensive. will advise you to eat from places which are not used to that like Dome, Achimota, Haatso Weija they have nice Apartments around and also very good schools. If you are foreigner who also wants to attend school in Ghana depends on the kind of school you would love to attend but will personally recommend the following Ashesi University, University of Ghana , KNUST,university of Cape Coastone thing you should also note is that as a foreign student it will cost less to attend some of the private schools than the public schools but overall is very fun to be in College in Ghana
#prince yaw agyapong on Aug 07, 2014 :
I live in Accra and Cape Coast and i find most of the information here highly untrue first of all Ghana has a population of more than 24 million and 2.5 million . some of the prices being quoted here are absurd and will only apply to those who want to shop at the high end shops there are shops all over the world which we know are for some class of people. Have lived in Cairo for 3 years before and i know how expensive it was to live there. If u are in Accra under no circumstance are to pay for a taxi fare for more than 15 usd from the furthest point to the other no way . Food at equally good restaurants should not cost you more than 2o bucks, and for apartments if you are in for a short stay there are many around in Accra around the Achimota Madina Adenta areas so pls dont be ripped off prices of stuff are very cheap in Ghana compared to those of say in the States
#Leonie T on Aug 06, 2014 :
I met a man online who became my friend after chatting for a while. Of course I indicated that I am a Christian and can only court someone who is also a Christian. He told me he was too, but not of my church organisation. He decided to be a part of my church so he can join with me and we can get married. He told me he was married to a Ghanaian woman who died in a car accident five years ago and he would like to get married again. This man is an American, who said he has a road construction business in Ghana that is managed by someone for him. He said he is a Marine Engineer and has to work in the Pacific ocean most of the year. He introduced me to his child and we made a bond. He could not wait to see me to give me his promise ring so he asked his MD to purchase it in Ghana and sent to me here in the USA. It was a nice gold ring and I kept it, waiting to see him to place it on my finger. As soon as the ring arrived I heard of $2.M CONTRACT that was awarded to him and he needed $50,000 to pay for the bid and his company only had $20,000. He asked me to lend him $30000 and I ask if he was really serious. I could not afford that and I would not lend it if I had it. It came down to $8000 balance and he ask me to help as time was running out for the closing. I hesitantly borrowed money from online lenders and 2 friends to help. I sent $4000 to Ghana to the so called MD and he received it from Money Gram, only to find out that it was a scam, as there is no company and contract. I helped earlier with his child school fees and business to the amount of $3250, so now he has a total amount of $7250.00 for me and I have pictures and more information to give if I can get help to get back my money and justice to be served.
#Daniel on Jul 31, 2014 :
i would like to trade photos with anyone who thinks they are getting scam from a beauty from Ghana. The girl i have met says her name is Sufian 30yrs old married once in US and was robbed by her former husband. danielbrannan54@gmail.com
#vanedd on Jul 09, 2014 :
I would like to move to Ghana for a short time to work in healthcare . Any suggestions ??
#Rod Butler on Jun 10, 2014 :
I met a girl from Accra via the internet she says her name is Freda Anane Boakyeb and we have been in communique for over a year and I have sent her a lot of money she says she 34 years old and never married did have a relationship once and he left her for a woman she called a friend then.
I have paid for her passport and visa here to the UK of which she has sent scan copies and also then I have sent her over half of the airfare to London so I asked this travel agent to sent me the proof and reciept of booking so I can send him the rest in full so Freda can fly over ib July and so far I have no response from him as she introduced thi guy who says his company is Asempa Travel, I also have been paying Freda's Acoomodation which is GHC280 PCM and sending money for food and so far I have reciept for all that which comes to the total of £4500 and noew I feel I have been scammed and wonder if you could help me there, I have photo's and all her mail including chats on facebook and yahoo, some are very explicit and intimate. Looking forward to some advice.
Rod Butler
#Anonymous on Jun 02, 2014 :
There is very few gym options in accra Ghana but lets of people, specially the expats who likes to go so prices are high, very high. The only real good gym in accra ( in europe it would have been avarage or even called low quality) I called Pippas gym where a member ship is 220 usd a month. Most people have their embassy or company paying for them so they still pay the high price, while people like me got some gym equipment in the house instead since those prices to me are a rippoff. Nevertheless its full on most days.

There are cheaper gyms but most of tge are out of date or simple misding he equipment. Therefor ive put the price 200 usd a month...
Ive lived in accra 8 years now so I should kniw te prices by now.
#POLICE on May 25, 2014 :
NOTE: PLEASE WE ARE HERE TO INFORM YOU THAT, ALL THOSE WITH EMAIL ADDRESS IN THEY COMMENTS ARE ALL HIGH PROFILE SCAMMERS. PLEASE DON'T RISK CONTACTING ANY OF THEM. WE ARE INVESTIGATION ON THOSE BEHIND ALL THIS. PLEASE BE INFORM FOR ANY INFORMATION, CONTACT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE OR THE EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY TO AVOID ANY FRAUD ACTION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
#Michel Perche on May 18, 2014 :
If there is anyone who feel scammed by beautiful women from Ghana and still have photos? I would appreciate if you could make them available to me. I suspect that I might have become a mark.
#Martha on May 04, 2014 :
Help! I met a guy on an internet dating site. His story: His father was very wealthy and left him 29 bars of 24k gold (bars about 27.5) worth millions of dollars. He needs money because the banks there will not accept his credit card. At first he needed me to send him an locked iPhoneS. I told him no. Then he needs money to get a piece of gold sent to me to have it evaluated for wt. and worth as gold from the bars I told you about. Of course, he says he loves me. It's all BS. Check to see if there is a legitimate lawyer called Edmund Asare in Accra, Ghana.
#newyokah on May 02, 2014 :
Melody,

Accra is very safe. People are very nice but like any other city in the world it doesn't mean some won't take advantage of foreigners. That salary is much more than enough for all your needs. I was told ministers make 4k usd What is important and costly potentially is education for kids if you want them to go to an international school where other foreigners and diplomats send their kids. Can range from 9k usd or higher per trimester.

Best of luck.
#Lonny Dee on Apr 26, 2014 :
I was talking to a girl pretty Rhoda.80@gmail.com breaks my heart anyone else
#melody on Mar 30, 2014 :
HI,

My husband has been offered to work in Accra ghana with a salary of USD 3500 with free five bedroom accommodation. I just want to ask how is the area? is it safe? what about the malaria? Also what about other cost of living? Please we badly need answers. Thank you
#peace on Mar 06, 2014 :
I currently live in nigeria but wil like to relocate to ghana.I v a family of 4.how much wil it cost us to get a decent accomodation,mayb 3bed room?can we easily get a job in ghana?
What's d education cost der like?pls comment
#Cal on Jan 18, 2014 :
That ms linda service is a scammer site everybody be warned.unless you like giving away free money
#souldog on Jan 18, 2014 :
Patrick the girl is a scam leave her alone tell them you are broke and watch how they de friend you
#Yaw on Jan 16, 2014 :
I got to this webpage by chance and I find some of the comments here really strange. First of all those complaining about high cost of rent are expats whose tend to use the services of estate agents. A reasonable portion of what you pay goes to them. Shopping at local markets costs you 70-90% less and they could be healthier than the expensive ones at the shopping malls. Yes there are internet and other scammers here, but as a Ghanaian who lived in Britain for seven years and visited 6 different countries within that period I can tell there are scammers everywhere. I was involved in shipping secondhand goods to Ghana and I was a victim of fraud or attempted fraud from various Europeans and other nationals that I dealt with. As for comments from #INVESTIGATION please note that this guy is selling a service and actually posting the same comment several times constitute a scam. Conclusion: $500 should give you a descent 3-bed accommodation; you just have to use your head more scams and also shop locally to save yourself money. If you are coming to Ghana and need some information I may be able to help you but please note that I don’t provide any professional service of any kind. Email : davis.kusi@gmail.com
#bans.linda@gmail.com on Jan 12, 2014 :
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#jo on Jan 08, 2014 :
What is the salary of civil engineer in Accra
#INVESTIGATION on Jan 05, 2014 :
Ghana is a high fraud risk nation, and relationships begun via the internet are particularly susceptible to manipulation and fraud. Accra, Ghana currently has a population of 2.5 million, and international business and investment is threatened by criminal activity. Because of the high risk for business fraud, Ghana gold scams and romance scams, all relationships should be verified. Our professional background check investigators can determine if the person or company is real and legitimate.Contact us on t_baze@aol.com. There might be charges applied to our services but will save you alot.
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#INVESTIGATION GROUP on Dec 31, 2013 :
Ghana is a high fraud risk nation, and relationships begun via the internet are particularly susceptible to manipulation and fraud. Accra, Ghana currently has a population of 2.5 million, and international business and investment is threatened by criminal activity. Because of the high risk for business fraud, Ghana gold scams and romance scams, all relationships should be verified. Our professional background check investigators can determine if the person or company is real and legitimate.Contact us on t_baze@aol.com. There might be charges applied to our services but will save you alot.
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#Anonymous on Dec 28, 2013 :
An investigation company with a gmail server is not reliable to me either
#INVESTIGATION on Dec 26, 2013 :
Ghana is a high fraud risk nation, and relationships begun via the internet are particularly susceptible to manipulation and fraud. Accra, Ghana currently has a population of 2.5 million, and international business and investment is threatened by criminal activity. Because of the high risk for business fraud, Ghana gold scams and romance scams, all relationships should be verified. Our professional background check investigators can determine if the person or company is real and legitimate.Contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com. There might be charges applied to our services but will save you alot.
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#Anonymous on Dec 14, 2013 :
$200 dollars is nothing because it will not be enough for her to care for her self a month a 100 to it i am talking from enspirince
#David on Dec 12, 2013 :
Hi people please any body residing in Ghana or any Ghanian citizen, please i would like to know how much, Is the cheapest cost to school in Ghana, that Is the in universities.
I would be glade to hear from you guys, thanks and God bless
#James on Dec 03, 2013 :
Hi I am after being offered a job as a lawyer with a reputable property company in Accra. However, i have no idea how much I should expect in wages, as all information indicates that the monthly wage is approx £400. Surely this is not the case as the costs of living seems very high?!! Any ideas what I should be looking for?
#rick on Nov 10, 2013 :
i have been chatting on facebook with a girl from kokrobite accra ghana, she goes by the name of angel hannah and is very beautiful looking she says shes 33 but only looks 20 also claims to be a apprentice hairdresser has anyone else come across her im wondering if she is a scammer
##mark on Oct 24, 2013 :
Coat of living is all how you manage your life and the standard you want to live,cut your coat according to your size.
#Lorraine on Oct 11, 2013 :
I lived in Accra for 4 months last year. Food for two adult cost between 800 to 1000 cedis including shopping at Shoprite,the Marina Mall, local markets, going to chop bars and restaurants. We rented a nice place for 400 cedis per month for one year. Unfortunately, the power current was bad and the power went off all too frequently. This was in Madina. Also, the internet there was not good. Overall it was as costly to live there as in Canada, but the conditions were much worse. To live in Accra at Canadian standards it would cost considerably more. I wouldn‘t recommend living there unless you are either very well off or are willing to live like Ghanaians do.
#anonymos on Oct 05, 2013 :
I married a girl , also beutiful beyond belief if that is her photo. I did some in depth checking and discover whe posed doing porn photo's 2410m to be exact. and future more she lied about it all . She also refuse to allow me to buy a plane ticket here, wanted the money , I spend and have reciepts for almost $2,500.00 for which she bankrupted me., and is still looking for me to open bank accounts for her partners to launder money through . NO WAY No she has not talked to me in days , telling me she thinks our marriage is or should end. been with her for 3 tears , and lots of money . Alos her relatives do some item purchases and want me to have stuff sent to me so I can send it to them. Said she was robbed , however never saw a police report. seems everyone there practice scamming and stealing for you. Really piss off. The worst part of all this bulshit , I truly love the girl , so much , and she has hurt me.
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#Linda on Sep 18, 2013 :
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#Yasser on Sep 11, 2013 :
Hi I'm about relocating to Accra from Cairo.Please what is the cost of living in Accra?. How much will a family of Five spend per month on feeding? how much does an average primary school charge as schools in Accra and is this paid per month or per term or per year?.
#Rosemary Thomas on Sep 11, 2013 :
Hello there, i am coming to ghana very soon. please how much can i get self-contained appartment in accra? not in a very expensive area please. i will be waiting for your reply. Thanks a lot. Cheers.
#Anonymous on Aug 26, 2013 :
Hi junior i live in uk and wll also be moving to Ghana with my children ....what area will you be in ..Debbie
#Junior on Aug 26, 2013 :
I am plainning to live in Ghana or send my kids for study and need support from who knows better Ghana than me. please looking foward to hear from you guys,


Thanks,
Junior
#Larry on Aug 26, 2013 :
Hi Vanessa, Where do you live?
#vanessa on Aug 25, 2013 :
hey guys am looking for a job for the weekends. I am a hardworking student, pls hook me up. My email witty101_1@yahoo.com
#Raj on Aug 13, 2013 :
I stayed only for a month. As far as i know Food cost for eating in restuarants per day would be apprx 60 GHS/ $30 for a person.
#Prem kumar Mani on Aug 10, 2013 :
Please advise me ,how much would be the need for food Expence for a month? At accra Ghana.
#Anonymous on Aug 08, 2013 :
Yes, it is a SCAM. These girls go on dating sites in America and come on as really nice in the beginning. However, these girls will start asking for air time money for their phone. Here is my question, why will these girls not let you book their flight. They want you to send money so they can book their flight. SCAM, SCAM, SCAM. I must admit, the two girls I have met from Accra, Ghana are very beautiful. If that is really their picture. My advise to all, STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#Nana on Aug 05, 2013 :
I am asked by somone to send money first $80.00 then now $150.00 I am wondering if it is just a scam.
#Trevor on Aug 04, 2013 :
I live in Accra, and pay around $3,000 a month for a 3 bed apartment in Cantonments, I find all the prices for eating and drinking expensive compared to Europe, but that's due to the fact I choice to eat in expat restaurants..
#Werner Stocker on Jul 21, 2013 :
How much cost elementarschool in Accra? Children in 3 class.
#Prices on Jul 19, 2013 :
Well the renting cost for a room i believe depends on where it it is situated in Accra.
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#tpapa on Jul 06, 2013 :
Hmmm! I tell you accra and for that reason most parts of africa is a mess. Please if you are in the US just stay there. Because you have value for money. In Accra, you may have the cash but the value is shit.
#mandy on Jul 05, 2013 :
Hi! My name is mandy from Nigeria. I am thinking of relocating to Ghana, but first I want to visite and make some contacts.. Before making up my mind. But I d
#Jason on Jul 05, 2013 :
Matt what's does she look like. The girl I spoke with said her name is Felicia. Did she send you any pics? Forward them to me. I'm curious if it is same girl. Ridinoz@aol.com
#marie on Jul 04, 2013 :
I lived in Accra for the last three years and just returned. The cost of living is very high if one wants to live well. I easily spent 1500. usd a month. rent was cheap if one wants to share bathroom, no running water. Rent is usually paid for two years for the best deals and Accra is short on apts. and homes for rent that are low cost. If one lives in an hotel that is lower costs it can run about 600. a month. The landlords can be very controlling. Food is expensive and a generator is needed because of frequent outages. It would be good to have a friend or someone to assist you.