Cost of Living in Accra

Summary about cost of living in Accra, Ghana:

Restaurants
Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 42.50 ₵ 20.00-94.46
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 ₵ 250.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 70.00 ₵ 60.00-91.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ₵ 8.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ₵ 12.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.48 ₵ 15.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.59 ₵ 5.00-18.60
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 ₵ 1.50-7.00
Markets
Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 79.73 ₵ 41.64-132.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.94 ₵ 4.54-25.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.59 ₵ 3.63-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 18.10 ₵ 10.00-37.19
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.41 ₵ 13.61-90.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 20.85 ₵ 9.07-36.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 23.18 ₵ 9.07-48.36
Apples (1 lb) 10.95 ₵ 4.55-17.69
Banana (1 lb) 4.82 ₵ 1.81-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.50 ₵ 3.18-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 9.24 ₵ 4.54-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 9.25 ₵ 4.99-13.70
Onion (1 lb) 7.57 ₵ 4.08-18.47
Lettuce (1 head) 7.10 ₵ 3.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.60 ₵ 2.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 ₵ 25.00-61.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.37 ₵ 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.66 ₵ 8.99-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 ₵ 10.00-20.00
Transportation
Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.80 ₵ 3.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 255.00 ₵ 200.00-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ₵ 7.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ₵ 11.27-24.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₵ 30.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 39.89 ₵ 26.13-60.04
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,000.00 ₵ 60,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,571.43 ₵ 54,000.00-65,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 422.22 ₵ 250.00-1,284.94
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 ₵ 0.25-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 450.22 ₵ 300.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 397.50 ₵ 100.00-800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 45.00 ₵ 30.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 ₵ 50.00-150.00
Childcare
Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 653.70 ₵ 416.67-1,666.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,118.25 ₵ 25,000.00-100,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 153.15 ₵ 50.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 150.56 ₵ 60.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 368.33 ₵ 150.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 358.33 ₵ 200.00-700.00
Rent Per Month
Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,066.17 ₵ 4,500.00-19,840.96
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 641.67 ₵ 400.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,928.58 ₵ 12,000.00-43,389.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,112.86 ₵ 1,500.00-8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,440.21 ₵ 743.22-2,243.24
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,257.19 ₵ 3,499.97-12,396.91
Salaries And Financing
Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,455.13 ₵
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 24.88 20.00-30.00

Prices in Accra

This city had 735 entries in the past 12 months by 82 different contributors.
Last update: March 2023
Sources and References
Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
Sign Up for Our Newsletter:
Your Email Address:
  
Leave a comment:

Your name: Sign In

Your email address (optional):

Your comment (no HTML):

25 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Mar 28, 2020:
BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR HARD EARN MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER MET. ATLEAST DO CONDUCT A DUEDELIGENCE FIRST. DETERMINE IF THE PERSON OR COMPANY IS REAL. I WAS A VICTIM BUT THANKFULLY NOT FOR LONG. I WAS SAVED BY KAREN’S SECRET INVESTIGATION TEAM. THEIR SERVICE IS FREE DO NOT PAY MONEY TO CONDUCT A DUE DILIGENCE. CONTACT THEM ON karenalycheck@gmail.com
Hi there on Mar 27, 2020:
BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR HARD EARN MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE NEVER MET. ATLEAST DO CONDUCT A DUEDELIGENCE FIRST. DETERMINE IF THE PERSON OR COMPANY IS REAL. I WAS A VICTIM BUT THANKFULLY NOT FOR LONG. I WAS SAVED BY KAREN’S SECRET INVESTIGATION TEAM. THEIR SERVICE IS FREE DO NOT PAY MONEY TO CONDUCT A DUE DILIGENCE. CONTACT THEM ON karenalycheck@gmail.com
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
Josephine on Jan 24, 2020:
I just arrived in Ghana,Accra 3 weeks ago...I got a part-time teaching job as Spanish tutor.However, am in need of a room S/C or SB to co-rent with...No save resources,presently.thanks
Mercia on Dec 04, 2019:
Good day

I am currently residing in Namibia and would like to immigrate / move to Ghana. Can somebody please assist me on how to find a job in Ghana. I do not have any degrees, but have experience in office administration.
Anonymous on Sep 26, 2019:
I want to travel to Accra, Ghana.so how much is self contain in Accra?thanks.
Anonymous on Aug 14, 2019:
Has anyone spoken to a girl name Cynthia Bansah from Accra Ghana?
Bryan on Jun 16, 2019:
@#Anonymous

Why not just be honest with everyone. There are people who will gladly help. But not when they are being lied to.
Anonymous on May 10, 2019:
To Anonymous post April 5. Ghanaians have problems eating three meals per day is a big lie because I stayed in Accra for two weeks on vacation and I saw different.What really needs to happen is for other countries to black out the internet in Ghana so scammers like you go away.
Bob on Apr 13, 2019:
Was wondering if I’m being scammed I’m pretty sure I am but, I would like to sure. It’s about a girl in Accra you wants to come to the USA.
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2019:
Hi guys, I read every comment on here and realized most people are been scammed even though there is so much information on this. The said Linda Bans looks and smells like a scammer, what is she, a private investigator or works with the police.
You guys don't know the problems we have here in Ghana, people struggle to eat, the world system makes it difficult for ordinary Ghanaians to get three square meals a day. I have lived here my whole life and I can attest to that fact.
There are very intelligent young men and women who still cannot feed after all the smartness and so what do they do with it? They use it to scam and engage in fraudulent activities. When a man is hungry all morals will be thrown out, because the basic need of a man is self survival. I am not holding brief for them or justifying this behavior, but if you can understand why they do this, then we can find ways of helping out, that is if you truly have any interest in helping and not just exploiting like the western world has done to Africans for centuries.

I am an Enteprenuer with extermely good ideas but who is going to provide the capital for my dream to be achieved? If I ask any of you our there to help me you will just brush it off, but then will follow the rainbow looking for a pot of gold here in Africa.
I can offer 20% in my business, I need help to develop a merchant app like no other ever created, something different from Ebay, Amazon and Alibaba, if you have an interest send me an email on prince.opopoku@gmail.com, you really want to make a difference let us do business, there are lots of ladies and able men here who will fall for you without asking for money first or exploit you.
come and lets do business together, register a company together, do business together and make profits together. Africa cant develop without investment in the right sectors, I have the ideas, bring your ideas and lets see how to get it off, I promise you you will never regret it.

Without help this ideas will remain in my head and situation remain the same.\
Thank you.
Quinnasia on Mar 20, 2019:
#Vic I paid $50

I went to Yes Nails, Okodan Rd, Accra