Cost of living in Tamale, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Tamale

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵9,987
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵5,295
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Tamale, Ghana. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵12
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵7
12 eggs, large GH₵5.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵5.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵6.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵4.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵24
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵5.50
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵2.87
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵4,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵3,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵2,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area GH₵1,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵119
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵150
40” flat screen tv GH₵2,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵740
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵11
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵168
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵64
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵261
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵236
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵50,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵3.81
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵200
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵6.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵100
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵5.50
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵3.21
Tube of toothpaste GH₵4.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵37
2 tickets to the movies GH₵50
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵100
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵39
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵5.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵4.86
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.75
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵120
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 12 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 11, 2020

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