Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Accra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵33,091
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵16,306
  • 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 May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵94
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵68
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵48
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵27
12 eggs, large GH₵30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵98
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵105
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵11
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵13,474
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵7,701
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵818
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵10,349
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area GH₵3,197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵589
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵350
40” flat screen tv GH₵3,590
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵1,058
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵93
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵76
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵286
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵591
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵1,477
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵361
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵170,484
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵18
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵486
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵291
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵51
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵56
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵591
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) GH₵41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵47
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵22
Tube of toothpaste GH₵16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵54
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵237
2 tickets to the movies GH₵168
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵322
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵470
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵83
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵51
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵16
Ipad wi-fi 128gb GH₵6,216
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵1.98
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵550
1 package of marlboro cigarettes GH₵51
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 244 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2024

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