- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Accra
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Accra, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 225% | |||
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Food in Accra (Ghana) is 225% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵42 (E£ 178) | E£ 54 | + 227% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵27 (E£ 112) | E£ 43 | + 160% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵17 (E£ 73) | E£ 27 | + 168% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵10 (E£ 40) | E£ 10 | + 294% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵13 (E£ 56) | E£ 16 | + 248% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵12 (E£ 48) | E£ 3.92 | + 1134% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵27 (E£ 114) | E£ 34 | + 233% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵14 (E£ 60) | E£ 20 | + 200% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵7 (E£ 30) | E£ 4.31 | + 603% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵4.87 (E£ 20) | E£ 14 | + 51% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵27 (E£ 111) | E£ 90 | + 23% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵8 (E£ 33) | E£ 8 | + 290% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵4.65 (E£ 19) | E£ 3.32 | + 486% | |
Housing | + 431% | |||
Housing in Accra (Ghana) is 431% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵7,957 (E£ 33,338) | E£ 3,914 | + 752% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵6,383 (E£ 26,741) | E£ 1,987 | + 1246% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵482 (E£ 2,018) | E£ 208 | + 869% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵3,463 (E£ 14,508) | E£ 2,474 | + 486% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵1,057 (E£ 4,428) | E£ 1,571 | + 182% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵156 (E£ 655) | E£ 282 | + 132% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵97 (E£ 407) | E£ 289 | + 41% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵2,181 (E£ 9,139) | E£ 4,994 | + 83% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵599 (E£ 2,509) | E£ 1,249 | + 101% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵31 (E£ 129) | E£ 69 | + 88% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵40 (E£ 169) | E£ 17 | + 877% | |
Clothes | + 21% | |||
Clothes in Accra (Ghana) is 21% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵208 (E£ 871) | E£ 555 | + 57% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵116 (E£ 486) | E£ 507 | - 4% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵295 (E£ 1,238) | E£ 951 | + 30% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵295 (E£ 1,236) | E£ 397 | + 211% | |
Transportation | + 210% | |||
Transportation in Accra (Ghana) is 210% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵53,521 (E£ 224,230) | E£ 247,119 | - 9% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.49 (E£ 15) | E£ 2.56 | + 472% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵195 (E£ 818) | E£ 126 | + 552% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | GH₵47 (E£ 197) | E£ 17 | + 1030% | |
Personal Care | + 315% | |||
Personal Care in Accra (Ghana) is 315% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵19 (E£ 81) | E£ 17 | + 371% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵27 (E£ 115) | E£ 60 | + 92% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵160 (E£ 671) | E£ 101 | + 562% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵22 (E£ 90) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 75) | E£ 15 | + 394% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵14 (E£ 59) | E£ 18 | + 224% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵8 (E£ 34) | E£ 6 | + 444% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵11 (E£ 46) | E£ 4.18 | + 1003% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵23 (E£ 98) | E£ 26 | + 282% | |
Entertainment | + 86% | |||
Entertainment in Accra (Ghana) is 86% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵65 (E£ 272) | E£ 103 | + 165% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵53 (E£ 223) | E£ 73 | + 206% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵103 (E£ 431) | E£ 354 | + 22% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵222 (E£ 931) | E£ 211 | + 341% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵21 (E£ 86) | E£ 46 | + 86% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵13 (E£ 53) | E£ 26 | + 106% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵9 (E£ 37) | E£ 21 | + 72% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵862 (E£ 3,612) | E£ 1,962 | + 84% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵0.32 (E£ 1.32) | E£ 3.00 | - 56% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵261 (E£ 1,095) | E£ 354 | + 209% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵8 (E£ 35) | E£ 26 | + 31% | |
TOTAL | + 222% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 601 prices entered by 66 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 09, 2016.
Exchange rate:
4.190
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Accra (Ghana) is 222% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 50,243
(GH₵11,992)
in Accra
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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