- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Takoradi
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Takoradi, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 228% | |||
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Food in Takoradi (Ghana) is 228% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵41 (E£ 171) | E£ 61 | + 178% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵60 (E£ 249) | E£ 48 | + 421% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵29 (E£ 119) | E£ 31 | + 282% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵8 (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | + 181% | |
12 eggs, large | - | E£ 16 | - | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵5.00 (E£ 21) | E£ 4.82 | + 330% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵98 (E£ 406) | E£ 38 | + 955% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵15 (E£ 62) | E£ 12 | + 419% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | - | E£ 4.24 | - | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵8 (E£ 31) | E£ 15 | + 108% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵80 (E£ 332) | E£ 142 | + 134% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵9 (E£ 37) | E£ 9 | + 326% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵7 (E£ 30) | E£ 3.58 | + 725% | |
Housing | + 804% | |||
Housing in Takoradi (Ghana) is 804% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵12,000 (E£ 49,788) | E£ 4,450 | + 1019% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵15,200 (E£ 63,064) | E£ 2,577 | + 2347% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵1,500 (E£ 6,223) | E£ 218 | + 2756% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵5,700 (E£ 23,649) | E£ 2,526 | + 836% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵3,000 (E£ 12,447) | E£ 1,649 | + 655% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵700 (E£ 2,904) | E£ 355 | + 718% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵600 (E£ 2,489) | E£ 443 | + 461% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵4,000 (E£ 16,596) | E£ 5,512 | + 201% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵1,000 (E£ 4,149) | E£ 1,699 | + 144% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 145) | E£ 64 | + 128% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵6 (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 38% | |
Clothes | + 160% | |||
Clothes in Takoradi (Ghana) is 160% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵450 (E£ 1,867) | E£ 645 | + 189% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵400 (E£ 1,660) | E£ 599 | + 177% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵300 (E£ 1,245) | E£ 1,046 | + 19% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵500 (E£ 2,074) | E£ 720 | + 188% | |
Transportation | + 145% | |||
Transportation in Takoradi (Ghana) is 145% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵35,000 (E£ 145,214) | E£ 507,909 | - 71% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.94 (E£ 16) | E£ 3.02 | + 441% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵350 (E£ 1,452) | E£ 109 | + 1233% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 25 | - | |
Personal Care | + 418% | |||
Personal Care in Takoradi (Ghana) is 418% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵30 (E£ 124) | E£ 24 | + 414% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵15 (E£ 62) | E£ 76 | - 18% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵300 (E£ 1,245) | E£ 112 | + 1015% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵60 (E£ 249) | E£ 30 | + 730% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵25 (E£ 104) | E£ 30 | + 246% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 145) | E£ 27 | + 438% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵25 (E£ 104) | E£ 13 | + 722% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵12 (E£ 50) | E£ 12 | + 330% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵30 (E£ 124) | E£ 39 | + 217% | |
Entertainment | + 334% | |||
Entertainment in Takoradi (Ghana) is 334% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵167 (E£ 692) | E£ 119 | + 483% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵45 (E£ 187) | E£ 73 | + 154% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵90 (E£ 373) | E£ 283 | + 32% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵344 (E£ 1,429) | E£ 233 | + 512% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵38 (E£ 157) | E£ 52 | + 200% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵26 (E£ 106) | E£ 24 | + 344% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵11 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | + 127% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵450 (E£ 1,867) | E£ 2,268 | - 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵3.00 (E£ 12) | E£ 0.23 | + 5259% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵160 (E£ 664) | E£ 394 | + 69% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵7 (E£ 29) | E£ 26 | + 12% | |
TOTAL | + 334% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 392 prices entered by 30 different people.
These prices were last updated on March 30, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.149
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Takoradi (Ghana) is 334% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 65,082
(GH₵15,686)
in Takoradi
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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