Cost of Living in Accra

Summary of cost of living in Accra, Ghana:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 ₵ 20.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 ₵ 300.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 75.00 ₵ 60.00-91.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ₵ 8.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ₵ 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 24.21 ₵ 12.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.65 ₵ 5.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 ₵ 2.00-5.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 100.25 ₵ 56.43-147.63
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.69 ₵ 9.07-25.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.92 ₵ 4.54-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.56 ₵ 12.80-46.74
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.87 ₵ 15.88-136.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 21.62 ₵ 11.28-36.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 23.48 ₵ 9.07-49.66
Apples (1 lb) 11.89 ₵ 4.54-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 5.78 ₵ 1.81-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 7.52 ₵ 2.27-20.41
Tomato (1 lb) 9.93 ₵ 4.54-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 11.55 ₵ 4.99-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 8.25 ₵ 4.54-18.68
Lettuce (1 head) 8.00 ₵ 3.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.50 ₵ 2.50-12.41
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₵ 25.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.53 ₵ 7.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.38 ₵ 9.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ₵ 15.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.40 ₵ 5.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 450.00 ₵ 250.00-700.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 17.50 ₵ 10.00-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.55 ₵ 16.09-24.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ₵ 40.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 51.61 ₵ 47.32-60.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 ₵ 67,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 92,500.00 ₵ 60,000.00-95,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 575.00 ₵ 300.00-1,319.49
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 115.56 ₵ 80.00-150.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 470.22 ₵ 300.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 390.91 ₵ 100.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.00 ₵ 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 ₵ 50.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 668.52 ₵ 416.67-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 56,159.45 ₵ 40,000.00-112,851.94
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 172.38 ₵ 100.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 209.44 ₵ 100.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 378.00 ₵ 150.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 370.00 ₵ 200.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,375.00 ₵ 1,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 893.75 ₵ 500.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,019.91 ₵ 4,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,950.00 ₵ 1,800.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.89 ₵
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 17,889.06 ₵ 3,499.97-37,160.91
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,200.35 ₵
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 21.67 20.00-25.00

Prices in Accra

This city had 459 entries in the past 12 months by 48 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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17 Comments so far
Grace Quaye on Jul 18, 2023:
I want to know the average cost of raising a child from birth to 18 in Ghana
Anonymous on Jun 29, 2023:
Please I need help, I want to go to Ghana and work for 2 months and there's accommodation and transportation to go to the site but no meals for the deal, I am asking what is cost price for meal in Ghana Accra
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2023:
Does anyone one know Namawu Idris living in the mountain region in Accra
She seems like a nice girl. She is 30 Got a brother jojo
Sadly he is not well.
How much are your taxis say for a 60kln journey
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2022:
Accra is a losing proposition for all foreigners moving there for work investing or retirement.Apartments/ houses are owned by entire families normally unfurnished no appliances no A/C rent is expected for one year in cash dishonest real estate agents but here's the catch no real estate license required and no accountability beware.
Michael Huber on May 20, 2022:
I would like to see USD equivalence to Ghana currency side by side in your presentations
Ivan West on Feb 04, 2022:
This article is wrong for saying rent is 80 percent less than New York .. a good place to sleep in Accra will cost you 400 to 1500 dollars a month . How can that be 80 percent cheaper than New York ..? And the cost of living as estimated is 2thousand dollars without rent .that is not cheap .
cap on Feb 03, 2022:
@Anonymous stop the cap, everything is scammers to you ppl living in america. bet there are more scammers in nyc
Walker on Sep 24, 2021:
Hello every one
I have an offer in Accra and iam thinking to move with my family 2 kids and my wife,
The offer cover the rent and the expenses (electricity, water...)
How much should i ask for a salary
Knowing that i want to register my kids in an international school.
Food cost?
Insurance cost?
Transportation ( owning a car with maintenance)
International school cost.
Thanks
Anonymous on Mar 13, 2021:
Never move to Ghana especially Accra. Traffic is a major issue like pollution is.Combine that with scammers at every turn not worth it. Supposedly people are nice in Ghana but don't believe it. It's all a front to gain your trust nothing more then the stealing starts.You must be street smart even visiting Ghana. Being from NYC I keep my game face on. People coming up to you starting a conversation is their first step to feel you out. Keep walking like I did and don't acknowledge they're even there. I was the best man at a wedding in Ghana only reason I visited briefly.
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2021:
Accra is the epicenter of a major earthquake coming in the near future.
Anonymous on Jan 10, 2021:
We moved to Accra last year due to the cheap rentals but we should've done much more research before we moved. It's normal to pay one or two years rent upfront which put a dent in our money once we arrived.90% of rentals don't have any furniture refrigerator stove or A/C which we needed to purchase.If you move to a different dwelling you can take everything with you.Be leary of bogus real-estate companies offering places for rent.Inspect the dwelling very carefully and take pictures of areas of damage. But overall deposits are rarely returned by landlords. It gets very hot in Accra so A/C is necessary. Traffic is another issue due to the population. Many people leave home 3 to 5 hours early for work otherwise traffic is bumper to bumper.Coming home from work expect it to take atleast 3 hours depending upon which part of the city you're traveling from. The people are very nice and understanding but even they complain about the horrible traffic which is understandable.We moved to Kumasi after our lease ended. The roads are better structured and Kumasi has around 600,000 fewer people than Accra.
Anonymous on Dec 23, 2020:
Ghana is the number 1 scammer capital in the world and Nigeria is number 2. Just remember the majority of scammers especially women have either a boyfriend or husband on the side. Even if you are in Ghana especially Accra meeting them in person 99% of the time they are scammers.
Queen Bella Baht Yisrael on Sep 26, 2020:
Can somebody help me out on this grocery list and other Appliance and gas and hotels and Cetera, if you don't
mind writhing it in English until I understand Ghana, and this is September 2020 list because I'm seeing figure like this Mc Donald 40.00 c and line. Draw through it after 40.00 thank u
Paul on Jun 04, 2020:
Hi there have seen some of the comments about people from Ghana ,I’ve met this lady over the internet we have never Spoke I’ve seen pictures of her looks real enough says she’s studying to be a nurse and when she’s finished wants to live in the UK ,I’ve sent her the odd 20 pound here and there but beginning to think she’s scamming me I’ve asked her but she said she’s not but having my doubts ,her names jo and lived in Accra with her mum and sister think I know what everybody will say thanks
J.A on Apr 28, 2020:
Roxann, there are no hidden cost unless you mean things like internet and tv use etc.
Roxann on Mar 15, 2020:
I am trying to convince my husband to move to Accra. We are Americans. I know the basic expenses life food, shelter, etc. what I need to know is, what are hidden expenses like permits
Jeremy on Feb 21, 2020:
I’ve been talking to a girl name Saraphina I hope someone could help me out answer this question for me if you have a US a passport and you’re leaving Ghana Africa is the airport going to make you have a certain amount of money to leave because she’s tell me that I had to send her another $850 in order for the African airline to allow her to go back to the USPlease can someone help me with this answer