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Cost of Living in Accra, Ghana

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Rent Index: 44.34
Groceries Index: 67.32
Restaurants Index: 55.67
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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.19 $
5.27
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
25.77
60.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 $
5.72
10.23
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 $
1.50
2.71
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.86 $
2.00
3.16
Cappuccino (regular) 2.55 $
2.00
3.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.17 $
1.00
1.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 $
0.50
1.89
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.66 $
2.50
2.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.92 $
1.80
2.04
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.71 $
2.50
2.82
Eggs (12) 2.29 $
1.80
2.50
Local Cheese (1kg) 3.23 $
2.63
3.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.29 $
4.21
9.00
Apples (1kg) 4.03 $
2.80
5.27
Oranges (1kg) 3.40 $
2.00
4.21
Tomato (1kg) 1.00 $
Potato (1kg) 2.09 $
1.58
2.35
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 $
0.68
1.05
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.81 $
0.48
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 $
7.90
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $
1.40
2.11
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.72 $
2.50
3.16
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.54 $
1.58
3.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.60 $
0.45
0.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.54 $
1.50
1.59
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.06 $
2.00
2.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
4.00
6.34
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $
1.00
1.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,801.95 $
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 65.70 $
32.12
101.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
0.08
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.61 $
45.00
100.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.87 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.90 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.73 $
5.27
10.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 29.39 $
15.00
47.41
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.52 $
26.34
41.23
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 127.67 $
105.35
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 194.22 $
77.30
400.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 950.24 $
300.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 103.07 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,020.00 $
2,500.00
3,540.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,521.78 $
1,200.00
1,843.56
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,711.22 $
500.00
2,633.66
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 924.73 $
444.00
1,580.19
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 275.00 $
250.00
300.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 23.50
22.00
25.00

These data are based on 286 entries in the past 18 months from 50 different contributors.

Last update: March, 2014

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59 Comments so far

#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.
Our private investigator and detective services are strictly confidential and client data is always protected. Through our services, we enable clients to identify risks and make informed decisions. We conduct global verification services, investigations and international background checks for both organizations and individuals. We can save you valuable time and money, and minimize your risk.
#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.
Our private investigator and detective services are strictly confidential and client data is always protected. Through our services, we enable clients to identify risks and make informed decisions. We conduct global verification services, investigations and international background checks for both organizations and individuals. We can save you valuable time and money, and minimize your risk.
#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.
Our private investigator and detective services are strictly confidential and client data is always protected. Through our services, we enable clients to identify risks and make informed decisions. We conduct global verification services, investigations and international background checks for both organizations and individuals. We can save you valuable time and money, and minimize your risk.
#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?
#Ms Linda on Nov 21, 2013 :
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#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
#Ms. Linda on Oct 28, 2013 :
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##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.
#Linda on Oct 22, 2013 :
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#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.
#Linda on Oct 07, 2013 :
If you believe you have been scammed and need an investigation underway specifically in Ghana then contact our management team and we will help you recover your funds by the valuable information's you have about this scammer, You can also contact us if you need to make enquaries on someone you met online, we can help you identify if this person is real or not. Contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com
Thank you.
#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.
#Linda on Sep 21, 2013 :
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Thank you.
#Linda on Sep 18, 2013 :
If you believe you have been scammed and need an investigation underway specifically in Ghana then contact our management team and we will help you recover your funds by the valuable information's you have about this scammer, You can also contact us if you need to make enquries on someone you met online, we can help you identify if this person is real or not. Contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com
Thank you.
#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.
#Mrs. Barns on Jul 11, 2013 :
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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.
#Matt on Jul 01, 2013 :
Jason, I have been speaking to a Girl named Sarah who will be 33 on the 5th and she just asked me for 300.00 for her birthday party! Is it the same girl?
#Jason on Jun 27, 2013 :
What's the names of the girls. I am talking to one now and curious if she is same girl. Wants money for her birthday party. She claims she will be 33 this week.
#Roger Garcia on Jun 11, 2013 :
Hi Tom, that happen the same to me. They ask me for money to come from Ghana to USA. So beware,
#Tom on Jun 05, 2013 :
Beware of girls from Accra, Ghana who want to come to America. These ladies will SCAM you. Make no mistake about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#Gwame A. Gayflor on Apr 16, 2013 :
I plan to sit for my professional exam and to obtain my Chartered Accountant(CA)in Ghana. Therefore, knowing the cost of living in Accra for the study is essential.I would highly appreciate were you to include the cost of tutorial information. Thanks.
#Tom on Apr 08, 2013 :
There is a lady in Accra, Ghana who wants me to fly here to America. She is telling me she needs $500.00 to pay for passport and visa. Is this price correct? Thank you very much.
#Dan on Mar 10, 2013 :
#Gail, no, you would not be allowed to work without a work permit. Family of five living at US standards in mid-range housing in a reasonably safe area should be around $6.500/mo. But, it all depends on if you have school-aged children too, and if you wanted them to attend a private school, as most expats do. You should add about $800 per semester per child for this as well, which would adequately cover most all private schools.
#Dan on Mar 10, 2013 :
This site, while it seems like a great idea, has really skewed results between actual and calculated costs of living. I have lived in Accra for 4 years now, and the cost of living is about three times that of Detroit, my home town. Yet, the comparison calculator shows that it is about 70-75% of the cost of living here as compared to my own home town.

If you want to live like a local, most often without city water, backup generator, no air conditioning, no security, tin or wooden roof, shared outside bath and bathroom and no hot water, then you can live very cheap. But, if you want to live in similar conditions as in the US, then you should count on $3,500 rent for a three-bedroom apt. anywhere around Accra city center or not. Osu, West Airport, North Ridge, Roman Ridge, East Legon, Cantonments - they are all about the same or more. In fact, I can name two places in West Airport that charge $4,500/mo for a three-bedroom, and while nice, they are not even fully up to US standards.
#Gail on Feb 16, 2013 :
I live in America and have visited Accra over 10 yrs ago. I am considering relocating to Accra and wonder how much US currency it will take for a family of 5 for modest housing, food clothing and some extras for one year. Also I'm in the medical field and I wonder if I would be allowed to work if I moved there?
Any help would be appreciated.
#Johnny on Feb 15, 2013 :
Cost of living in Accra real depends if you are an expat or a local. For expats above prices are correct one or actually are even higher than above. For locals they are much much cheaper.

So, an 3 rooms apartments in a residential area (OSU, airport etc) goes up to 3,500 USD/month and the rent is usually paid one year in advance.
For a local person, one studio can be rented with 100 GHS per month or even less than that (around 45-50 USD) outside residential areas. One year payment in advance is also required.

In supermarkets (Koala, Shoprite, Marina etc) the prices for vegetables are comparative with Western Europeans countries or even higher (e.g. tomatoes go from 3 USD up to 40 USD/kg; potatoes are around 4 USD/kg etc)

Restaurants again are very expensive (the ones visited by expats). A meal for one person: main course + one water varies between 12-20 USD or even higher if you choose fancy places.

I (as an expat) personally consider cost of living very high in Accra vs. Europe.
#Mladen on Feb 07, 2013 :
AL, you were right there were some suspicious entries. I deleted all entries which has IP address outside of Ghana for apartment prices according to external reverse IP checker.
#AL on Feb 06, 2013 :
This data doesn't make sense. A 1 bedroom only averages to 150.00 per month downtown but a three bedroom downtown jumps up to $2,5000.00 per month. So a three bedroom is almost 20 times more than a one bedroom? This doesn't make sense.
#paul on Jan 02, 2013 :
Do you see there is a way to make the figures in dollars- you boys seem to be confusing Ghana with US DOLLARS.

NOTICE APARTMENT ONE BEDROOM WITH UTILITIES WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY $200 A MONTH TO RENT. $2400 A YEAR IS FOR RENT OF APARTMENT ONLY. No internet no food no transportation no medical no entertainment etc. And depends on how comfortably you want to live. Notice how much you CAN spend is much more.
#Myk on Nov 06, 2012 :
Hi I'm about relocating to Accra from Lagos on transfer. Please what is the cost of living in Accra?. How much will a family of Five spend per month on feeding? How are the school fees in pre-primary school in Accra? how much does an average pre-primary school charge as schools in Accra and is this paid per month or per term or per year?.
#Daniel on Aug 19, 2012 :
i see the dollar sign in your cost of living figures. Is this American or Ghs?
What was your answer to Patrick. It appears that $2400 per annum would be enough for a family of four. According to current exchange rates?
#Patrick on Jul 31, 2012 :
My girlfriend lives in Accra, Ghana. What is her visa cost to come to the US for 6 mths? I sent her $200 Us dollars a month and want to know if that is a decent amount to send her or is it too much to live on for now? Can she live on that and pay for an apt too?
#Jerry Cuthbert on Jul 16, 2012 :
I have a friend who lives in Accra,Ghana,West Africa.Im just checking the prices in porposion to one another.In general!!!

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