Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Accra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵14,137
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵7,839
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Accra, Ghana. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵32
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵11
12 eggs, large GH₵14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵45
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵54
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵6
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵6,846
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵4,424
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵430
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵4,566
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area GH₵2,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵245
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵147
40” flat screen tv GH₵1,541
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵589
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵27
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵36
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵153
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵158
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵263
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵279
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵59,581
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵5.00
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵177
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵52
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵21
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵161
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) GH₵23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵24
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵8
Tube of toothpaste GH₵6
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵125
2 tickets to the movies GH₵59
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵275
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵245
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb GH₵1,740
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵249
1 package of marlboro cigarettes GH₵11
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 118 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

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