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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 84.59
Rent Index: 59.47
Groceries Index: 80.28
Restaurants Index: 61.87
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 72.30
Local Purchasing Power: 11.42

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 $
5.00
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
32.09
74.70
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.37 $
5.72
10.23
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 $
1.50
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $
2.50
3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.90 $
2.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 $
1.00
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.84 $
0.50
1.31
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.55 $
2.31
2.80
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.14 $
1.80
2.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.23 $
2.82
4.00
Eggs (12) 2.23 $
1.63
2.50
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.50 $
12.00
15.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.23 $
6.00
9.00
Apples (1kg) 3.72 $
2.80
5.00
Oranges (1kg) 4.37 $
3.12
6.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.07 $
1.94
2.20
Potato (1kg) 2.56 $
2.35
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.84 $
0.48
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 $
8.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.52 $
1.40
1.90
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.99 $
2.50
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.35 $
3.20
3.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.78 $
0.75
0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 $
100.00
300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $
1.61
2.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.09 $
1.61
2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.57 $
4.00
15.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.08 $
1.00
1.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $
16,600.97
35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 104.81 $
32.12
150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
0.08
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 94.73 $
86.17
100.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 125.00 $
50.00
200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.87 $
5.00
8.74
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.86 $
7.73
8.03
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 25.52 $
24.08
26.71
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.92 $
24.08
30.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 113.36 $
90.09
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 170.08 $
96.34
300.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,124.59 $
899.56
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 570.55 $
350.00
922.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,075.00 $
3,540.00
5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,142.18 $
1,500.00
2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,000.00 $
3,000.00
3,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,400.00 $
1,000.00
1,800.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 353.68 $
300.00
400.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 24.00
22.00
25.00

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Last update: October, 2014

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79 Comments so far

#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.
#bans.linda@gmail.com on Oct 16, 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.. 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, There might be charges applied to our services.Contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com
#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 ??
#bans.linda@gmail.com on Jun 25, 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.. 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, There might be charges applied to our services.Contact us on bans.linda@gmail.com
#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 :
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/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.
#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 :
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.
#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 :
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.
##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 :
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.
#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 :
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.
#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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