- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Accra
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living comparison between Accra, Ghana and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 98% | |||
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Food in Accra (Ghana) is 98% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵42 (E£ 97) | E£ 59 | 65% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵27 (E£ 61) | E£ 36 | 69% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵17 (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | 80% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵10 (E£ 22) | E£ 8 | 164% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵13 (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | 119% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵12 (E£ 26) | E£ 3.84 | 587% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵27 (E£ 62) | E£ 21 | 197% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵14 (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | 162% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵7 (E£ 17) | E£ 4.81 | 244% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵4.87 (E£ 11) | E£ 13 | 17% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵27 (E£ 61) | E£ 90 | 33% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵8 (E£ 18) | E£ 8 | 128% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵4.65 (E£ 11) | E£ 2.50 | 325% | |
Housing | 189% | |||
Housing in Accra (Ghana) is 189% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵7,957 (E£ 18,188) | E£ 3,491 | 421% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵6,383 (E£ 14,589) | E£ 1,935 | 654% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵482 (E£ 1,101) | E£ 188 | 485% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵3,463 (E£ 7,915) | E£ 1,820 | 335% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵1,410 (E£ 3,223) | E£ 1,554 | 107% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵156 (E£ 357) | E£ 1,158 | 69% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵97 (E£ 222) | E£ 289 | 23% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵2,181 (E£ 4,986) | E£ 4,882 | 2% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵599 (E£ 1,369) | E£ 1,022 | 34% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵31 (E£ 70) | E£ 44 | 61% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵40 (E£ 92) | E£ 18 | 420% | |
Clothes | 8% | |||
Clothes in Accra (Ghana) is 8% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵208 (E£ 475) | E£ 398 | 19% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵116 (E£ 265) | E£ 331 | 20% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵295 (E£ 675) | E£ 737 | 8% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵295 (E£ 674) | E£ 540 | 25% | |
Transportation | 114% | |||
Transportation in Accra (Ghana) is 114% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵53,701 (E£ 122,743) | E£ 142,552 | 14% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.49 (E£ 8) | E£ 2.25 | 255% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵168 (E£ 385) | E£ 120 | 220% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | GH₵48 (E£ 109) | E£ 21 | 410% | |
Personal Care | 133% | |||
Personal Care in Accra (Ghana) is 133% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵19 (E£ 44) | E£ 20 | 126% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵27 (E£ 63) | - | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵160 (E£ 366) | E£ 76 | 384% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵22 (E£ 49) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 41) | E£ 18 | 121% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵14 (E£ 32) | E£ 19 | 74% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵8 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | 141% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵11 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.21 | 383% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵23 (E£ 54) | E£ 25 | 113% | |
Entertainment | 65% | |||
Entertainment in Accra (Ghana) is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵65 (E£ 148) | E£ 65 | 127% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵53 (E£ 122) | E£ 66 | 84% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵103 (E£ 235) | E£ 365 | 36% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵222 (E£ 508) | E£ 206 | 146% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵21 (E£ 47) | E£ 32 | 45% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵13 (E£ 29) | E£ 19 | 49% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵9 (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | 62% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵862 (E£ 1,971) | E£ 1,962 | 0% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵0.32 (E£ 0.72) | E£ 0.24 | 207% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵261 (E£ 598) | E£ 325 | 84% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵8 (E£ 19) | E£ 23 | 17% | |
TOTAL | 113% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 528 prices entered by 60 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 21, 2016.
Exchange rate:
2.286
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Accra (Ghana) is 113% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 34,644
(GH₵15,157)
in Accra
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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