Cost of living in Accra, Ghana

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵38
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) GH₵26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵11
12 eggs, large GH₵16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵32
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵5.41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵23
2 liters of Coca-Cola GH₵9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵4.54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area GH₵10,962
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area GH₵4,858
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵325
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area GH₵2,089
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area GH₵1,403
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio GH₵244
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) GH₵108
40” flat screen TV GH₵2,180
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵632
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵35
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵39
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) GH₵172
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) GH₵103
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵280
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵302
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵53,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵3.88
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵150
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) GH₵47
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵31
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) GH₵163
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) GH₵24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵16
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵9
Tube of toothpaste GH₵12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵90
2 tickets to the movies GH₵54
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵76
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵236
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB GH₵2,394
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵312
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes GH₵8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 206 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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