Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Accra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵13,294
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵6,671
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Accra
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵33
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵12
12 eggs, large GH₵13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵42
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵60
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵8
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵5,399
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵3,423
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵336
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵3,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area GH₵1,845
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵229
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵144
40” flat screen tv GH₵1,580
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵576
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵31
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵36
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵164
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵178
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵187
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵312
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵59,581
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵5.97
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵198
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵55
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵21
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵153
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) GH₵21
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵27
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵5.91
Tube of toothpaste GH₵7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵136
2 tickets to the movies GH₵73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵266
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵269
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵30
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵15
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₵279
1 package of marlboro cigarettes GH₵10
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 181 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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