- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Accra
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Accra, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 205% | |||
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Food in Accra (Ghana) is 205% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵38 (E£ 153) | E£ 61 | + 149% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵28 (E£ 112) | E£ 49 | + 129% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵19 (E£ 75) | E£ 32 | + 138% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵10 (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 238% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵11 (E£ 43) | E£ 16 | + 160% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵11 (E£ 44) | E£ 4.77 | + 825% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵31 (E£ 123) | E£ 28 | + 337% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵15 (E£ 61) | E£ 12 | + 415% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵8 (E£ 34) | E£ 4.31 | + 693% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵5.25 (E£ 21) | E£ 9 | + 137% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵23 (E£ 93) | E£ 89 | + 4% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵9 (E£ 35) | E£ 9 | + 288% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵4.32 (E£ 17) | E£ 2.71 | + 545% | |
Housing | + 378% | |||
Housing in Accra (Ghana) is 378% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵11,197 (E£ 45,234) | E£ 4,287 | + 955% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵4,896 (E£ 19,778) | E£ 2,487 | + 695% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵325 (E£ 1,313) | E£ 218 | + 503% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵3,326 (E£ 13,435) | E£ 2,526 | + 432% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵1,403 (E£ 5,667) | E£ 1,181 | + 380% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵244 (E£ 988) | E£ 512 | + 93% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵108 (E£ 438) | E£ 443 | - 1% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵2,180 (E£ 8,807) | E£ 5,512 | + 60% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵632 (E£ 2,555) | E£ 1,699 | + 50% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 143) | E£ 64 | + 124% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵38 (E£ 154) | E£ 19 | + 722% | |
Clothes | - 11% | |||
Clothes in Accra (Ghana) is 11% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵172 (E£ 695) | E£ 645 | + 8% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵103 (E£ 418) | E£ 581 | - 28% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵280 (E£ 1,131) | E£ 1,190 | - 5% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵302 (E£ 1,221) | E£ 720 | + 70% | |
Transportation | + 60% | |||
Transportation in Accra (Ghana) is 60% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵59,955 (E£ 242,215) | E£ 507,909 | - 52% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.62 (E£ 15) | E£ 2.81 | + 421% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵150 (E£ 607) | E£ 109 | + 457% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | GH₵46 (E£ 186) | E£ 21 | + 792% | |
Personal Care | + 249% | |||
Personal Care in Accra (Ghana) is 249% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵20 (E£ 80) | E£ 24 | + 230% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵31 (E£ 127) | E£ 76 | + 67% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵160 (E£ 647) | E£ 112 | + 480% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵24 (E£ 97) | E£ 30 | + 224% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 73) | E£ 19 | + 286% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵16 (E£ 67) | E£ 23 | + 196% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵9 (E£ 37) | E£ 13 | + 197% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵11 (E£ 46) | E£ 12 | + 295% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵25 (E£ 100) | E£ 27 | + 276% | |
Entertainment | + 168% | |||
Entertainment in Accra (Ghana) is 168% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵73 (E£ 293) | E£ 119 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵54 (E£ 217) | E£ 73 | + 196% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵76 (E£ 309) | E£ 283 | + 9% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵229 (E£ 927) | E£ 233 | + 297% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵21 (E£ 85) | E£ 52 | + 63% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵13 (E£ 54) | E£ 24 | + 126% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵8 (E£ 31) | E£ 19 | + 61% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵812 (E£ 3,280) | E£ 2,268 | + 45% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵0.47 (E£ 1.92) | E£ 0.23 | + 725% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵312 (E£ 1,260) | E£ 379 | + 233% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵8 (E£ 33) | E£ 26 | + 26% | |
TOTAL | + 176% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 664 prices entered by 83 different people.
These prices were last updated on July 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.040
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Accra (Ghana) is 176% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 35,855
(GH₵8,875)
in Accra
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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