Food Prices in Accra, Ghana

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Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2300 calories, Western food types)

Milk (regular), (0.25 liter) 0.62 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (150.00 g) 0.67 $
Rice (white), (0.10 kg) 0.40 $
Eggs (3.60) 0.69 $
Local Cheese (0.10 kg) 1.57 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.25 kg) 2.00 $
Apples (0.35 kg) 1.33 $
Oranges (0.35 kg) 2.00 $
Tomato (0.25 kg) 0.55 $
Potato (0.30 kg) 0.85 $
Lettuce (0.20 head) 0.37 $
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person11.04 $
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
342.32 $

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2300 calories, Asian food types)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (50.00 g) 0.22 $
Rice (white), (0.25 kg) 1.01 $
Eggs (3.60) 0.69 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.25 kg) 2.00 $
Apples (0.30 kg) 1.14 $
Oranges (0.30 kg) 1.71 $
Tomato (0.25 kg) 0.55 $
Potato (0.30 kg) 0.85 $
Lettuce (0.10 head) 0.19 $
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person8.36 $
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
259.16 $


Data used for this analysis

[Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.33 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.01 $
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
Eggs (12) 2.31 $
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.11 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.62 $
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 $
Oranges (1 lb) 2.59 $
Tomato (1 lb) 1.00 $
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 $
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $

Last update: August, 2015


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17 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jul 17, 2015 :
How, bad is the situation in accra, Ghana. Is it very poor there. I have been taking to a lady there.
#Skeptical on Mar 17, 2015 :
Beware! I was recently told by a man from Ghana that he only makes $100 / month... Even though he works 40+ hours a week!?! Out of that, he pays for daughter's daycare, food, rent and car insurance. He asked how much I make... Acting curious of wages in US. Just gave him a round-about number and he acted offended like I was lying because "only a senator or governor makes that much in Ghana"... I'm thinking he's just trying to scam money from me!!! According to my calculations, based on what he said, he only makes $.65/ hr.
#Bernie on Feb 23, 2015 :
I doubt that any of the cost you are speaking of can be true, because my husband and daughter are in ghana and his full monthly wage is 300GHC and he covers cost of living, schooling etc., only rent he doesn't pay and we never pay such prices for rice etc. Do you shop in the local markets or do you go to the big shopping malls which have high prices.

Nikki Farina i suggest you stop sending money asap no mater how much your pressured to send more because you have no proof of these people being legit and look at things in an honest and intelligent way---if they can't afford money for food then please explain to me how they can afford Ghana's expensive internet services to be on line---truth is they wouldn't because they would spend the money on food---so you could be looking at a scammer.
#Nikki Farina on Jan 14, 2015 :
I have been in contact with a woman in Ghana who sounds like a real sweetheart. On top of it, if the pictures and webcam are true, she's a "10"! She has been telling me how tough it is for her and her mom to afford food. I have sent some money, but am feeling pressure from her to send more. Am wondering if I am being scammed. I will feel awful if everything is true and I don't help out. If anyone has any thoughts on this, please feel free to contact me. At Thanks!
#Peter Boling on Dec 15, 2014 :
These are the basics people are reporting to me as costs as of December 2014:

These are estimates for providing for about 30 people, mostly adults.
The first number is how many days it will last, and the second number is the cost in GHS (cedis).
The exchange rate will vary, but at 318 GHS per $100 USD the first item, Rice 100 lbs Bag for 240 GHS is about $75 USD.

Overall right now I can provide for about 45 people for 2 weeks on $800 USD. Food in Ghana is way more expensive than rent.

Rice 100 lbs Bag 9 240
Coal Big Bag 7 70
Red Oil Big Jug 7 100
Pepa Bucket 3.5 30
Cassava Root Big Bag 5 98
Cassava Root Small Bag 2 30
Yam Big Bag 5.5 100
Mega Big Pack 14 50
Salt 14 30
Soap 11 40
#Steinar johannessen on Nov 10, 2014 :
Hello i just wondering what will be the cost of making rice with ghana soup for seven people
#Ametornu on Sep 22, 2014 :
I am highly concerned about the average cost of living per person.if monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person is320.44$ How much is the monthly salary for the average workers?
2.Some newly employed have worked for more than a year without pay.what do their employers thought they are eating and how long does it take to prepare pay check. The central government should try to address this issue.
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2014 :
i want to know the basmati rices in
ghana along with price per kg.please email me
#anil kumar on Mar 09, 2014 :
What is a cauliflower costs in Ghana Accra
#ANIRUDH JOSHI on Feb 25, 2014 :
i want to know the variety of rices available in ghana along with price per kg.please email me
#oscar on Jan 17, 2014 :
my name is oscar and i want to know a price of per kilo or tone of sweet potato email address is
#anderson yeboah on Jan 10, 2014 :
Things are difficult guys.....dont even know who decides the price
#Ellie Young on May 31, 2013 :
I have been talking to a family in Ghana and they are telling me that they do not have enough food to eat everyday. This is really concerning me. Could this be true? What kind of health care is there for poor people?
#Nationalist on Apr 28, 2013 :
Ghana must press forward for affordable Education without delay. We do not have effective and efficient Human resources. Our infrastructures are badly damaged and still mismanaging our resources! Clarity Governance must be debated on the floor. Cost of borrowing is too high to encourage Job Creation. We must create FREE Vocational and Training Institutions for much needed areas in our Country. Every Child must be a success upbringing. Traces of prejudice and tribalism is costing us dearly and does not set our feet forward. Our One Central Government need to be reviewed if still needed! Scholarships must not be given to the favored few. Love My Country.
#peer nordling on Apr 27, 2013 :
some girl tell me :a bag of rice cost 97 ghs, I just want to know can it be true?
#Mladen on Jan 06, 2013 :
Needs more entries for correct data and also there is high inflation ratio, so prices changes fast. Thanks
#Kris on Jan 06, 2013 :
Are these prices current as of Jan of 2013,I talk to a girl there ?? she tells me everything is a lot higher than it shows on this website ?? ,,thank you for your time

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