- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Accra
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Accra, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 169% | |||
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Food in Accra (Ghana) is 169% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵38 (E£ 146) | E£ 68 | + 116% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵26 (E£ 101) | E£ 63 | + 60% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵19 (E£ 72) | E£ 31 | + 128% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵11 (E£ 41) | E£ 13 | + 218% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵16 (E£ 63) | E£ 16 | + 280% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵10 (E£ 38) | E£ 6 | + 515% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵32 (E£ 123) | E£ 29 | + 326% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵13 (E£ 52) | E£ 15 | + 245% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵8 (E£ 33) | E£ 5.21 | + 528% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵5.41 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 52% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵23 (E£ 91) | E£ 88 | + 3% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵9 (E£ 37) | E£ 10 | + 263% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵4.54 (E£ 18) | E£ 2.60 | + 576% | |
Housing | + 351% | |||
Housing in Accra (Ghana) is 351% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵10,962 (E£ 42,441) | E£ 4,715 | + 800% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵4,858 (E£ 18,808) | E£ 2,520 | + 646% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵325 (E£ 1,258) | E£ 253 | + 397% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵2,089 (E£ 8,087) | E£ 2,488 | + 225% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵1,403 (E£ 5,431) | E£ 1,489 | + 265% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵244 (E£ 946) | E£ 238 | + 298% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵108 (E£ 420) | E£ 397 | + 6% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵2,180 (E£ 8,440) | E£ 6,060 | + 39% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵632 (E£ 2,449) | E£ 1,489 | + 64% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 137) | E£ 60 | + 128% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵39 (E£ 151) | E£ 17 | + 793% | |
Clothes | - 20% | |||
Clothes in Accra (Ghana) is 20% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵172 (E£ 666) | E£ 735 | - 9% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵103 (E£ 401) | E£ 604 | - 34% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵280 (E£ 1,084) | E£ 1,448 | - 25% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵302 (E£ 1,170) | E£ 581 | + 101% | |
Transportation | + 94% | |||
Transportation in Accra (Ghana) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵53,700 (E£ 207,904) | E£ 348,808 | - 40% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.88 (E£ 15) | E£ 3.19 | + 371% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵150 (E£ 582) | E£ 123 | + 375% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | GH₵47 (E£ 182) | E£ 21 | + 771% | |
Personal Care | + 216% | |||
Personal Care in Accra (Ghana) is 216% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵20 (E£ 77) | E£ 24 | + 217% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵31 (E£ 122) | E£ 90 | + 35% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵163 (E£ 631) | E£ 98 | + 544% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵24 (E£ 93) | E£ 30 | + 210% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 70) | E£ 19 | + 270% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵16 (E£ 64) | E£ 23 | + 184% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵9 (E£ 36) | E£ 13 | + 185% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵12 (E£ 45) | E£ 12 | + 287% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵25 (E£ 96) | E£ 28 | + 246% | |
Entertainment | + 104% | |||
Entertainment in Accra (Ghana) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵90 (E£ 347) | E£ 119 | + 192% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵54 (E£ 208) | E£ 86 | + 142% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵76 (E£ 296) | E£ 266 | + 11% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵236 (E£ 914) | E£ 214 | + 328% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵21 (E£ 81) | E£ 52 | + 56% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵13 (E£ 52) | E£ 24 | + 117% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵8 (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 52% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | GH₵2,394 (E£ 9,270) | E£ 12,013 | - 23% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵0.47 (E£ 1.84) | E£ 0.23 | + 688% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵312 (E£ 1,208) | E£ 433 | + 179% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵8 (E£ 31) | E£ 26 | + 22% | |
TOTAL | + 160% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 514 prices entered by 84 different people.
These prices were last updated on November 18, 2017.
Exchange rate:
3.872
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Accra (Ghana) is 160% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 33,794
(GH₵8,729)
in Accra
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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