Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Accra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵30,746
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵14,369
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Accra
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵106
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵99
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵30
12 eggs, large GH₵38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵160
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵116
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵13
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵11,855
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵6,480
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵395
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵4,377
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area GH₵1,838
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵228
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵219
40” flat screen tv GH₵3,444
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵592
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵58
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵83
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵246
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵244
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵402
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵365
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵186,403
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵16
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵537
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵137
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵122
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵80
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵225
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) GH₵38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵39
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵6
Tube of toothpaste GH₵10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵41
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵290
2 tickets to the movies GH₵107
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵464
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵496
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵186
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵14
Ipad wi-fi 128gb GH₵9,449
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵1.50
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵401
1 package of marlboro cigarettes GH₵16
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 342 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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