- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Accra
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Accra, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 226% | |||
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Food in Accra (Ghana) is 226% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵43 (E£ 186) | E£ 61 | + 204% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵30 (E£ 130) | E£ 48 | + 172% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵19 (E£ 82) | E£ 31 | + 164% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵10 (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 259% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵12 (E£ 51) | E£ 16 | + 218% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵12 (E£ 53) | E£ 4.82 | + 1006% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵37 (E£ 163) | E£ 38 | + 325% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵15 (E£ 65) | E£ 12 | + 439% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵10 (E£ 44) | E£ 4.24 | + 928% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵5.32 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 53% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵26 (E£ 114) | E£ 142 | - 19% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵9 (E£ 38) | E£ 9 | + 338% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵5.42 (E£ 24) | E£ 3.58 | + 562% | |
Housing | + 350% | |||
Housing in Accra (Ghana) is 350% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵8,304 (E£ 36,263) | E£ 4,450 | + 715% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵4,896 (E£ 21,378) | E£ 2,577 | + 730% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵325 (E£ 1,419) | E£ 218 | + 551% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵3,366 (E£ 14,697) | E£ 2,526 | + 482% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵1,403 (E£ 6,125) | E£ 1,649 | + 272% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵244 (E£ 1,067) | E£ 355 | + 201% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵108 (E£ 473) | E£ 443 | + 7% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵2,180 (E£ 9,519) | E£ 5,512 | + 73% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵632 (E£ 2,762) | E£ 1,699 | + 63% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 154) | E£ 64 | + 142% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵38 (E£ 166) | E£ 19 | + 788% | |
Clothes | - 6% | |||
Clothes in Accra (Ghana) is 6% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵172 (E£ 751) | E£ 645 | + 16% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵103 (E£ 452) | E£ 599 | - 25% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵280 (E£ 1,223) | E£ 1,046 | + 17% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵302 (E£ 1,320) | E£ 720 | + 83% | |
Transportation | + 74% | |||
Transportation in Accra (Ghana) is 74% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵60,367 (E£ 263,608) | E£ 507,909 | - 48% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.59 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.02 | + 419% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵150 (E£ 656) | E£ 109 | + 502% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | GH₵45 (E£ 198) | E£ 25 | + 684% | |
Personal Care | + 219% | |||
Personal Care in Accra (Ghana) is 219% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵20 (E£ 87) | E£ 24 | + 257% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵31 (E£ 137) | E£ 76 | + 80% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵160 (E£ 700) | E£ 112 | + 527% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵24 (E£ 105) | E£ 30 | + 250% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 79) | E£ 30 | + 163% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵16 (E£ 72) | E£ 27 | + 167% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵9 (E£ 40) | E£ 13 | + 221% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵11 (E£ 49) | E£ 12 | + 327% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵25 (E£ 108) | E£ 39 | + 176% | |
Entertainment | + 183% | |||
Entertainment in Accra (Ghana) is 183% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵73 (E£ 317) | E£ 119 | + 167% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵53 (E£ 233) | E£ 73 | + 217% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵76 (E£ 333) | E£ 283 | + 18% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵229 (E£ 1,002) | E£ 233 | + 329% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵21 (E£ 92) | E£ 52 | + 76% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵13 (E£ 58) | E£ 24 | + 145% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵8 (E£ 34) | E£ 19 | + 74% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵809 (E£ 3,531) | E£ 2,268 | + 56% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵0.47 (E£ 2.07) | E£ 0.23 | + 792% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵312 (E£ 1,362) | E£ 394 | + 246% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵8 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 36% | |
TOTAL | + 182% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 709 prices entered by 79 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.367
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Accra (Ghana) is 182% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 42,260
(GH₵9,678)
in Accra
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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