Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵72
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) GH₵32
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵10
12 eggs, large GH₵11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵36
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵4.60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵35
2 liters of Coca-Cola GH₵11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵5.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area GH₵9,936
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area GH₵5,102
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵569
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area GH₵4,445
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area GH₵2,239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio GH₵243
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) GH₵110
40” flat screen TV GH₵2,046
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵626
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵44
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵59
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) GH₵154
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) GH₵118
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵270
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵228
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵42,068
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵4.12
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵167
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵54
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵19
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵25
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) GH₵164
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) GH₵20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵23
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵7
Tube of toothpaste GH₵10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵110
2 tickets to the movies GH₵61
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵197
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵214
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵20
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB GH₵2,058
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.57
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵245
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes GH₵9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 257 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2018.

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