- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Takoradi
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Takoradi, Ghana compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 288% | |||
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Food in Takoradi (Ghana) is 288% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵41 (E£ 183) | E£ 55 | + 234% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵60 (E£ 267) | E£ 45 | + 489% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵29 (E£ 127) | E£ 26 | + 389% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵8 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 243% | |
12 eggs, large | - | E£ 14 | - | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵5.00 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.10 | + 336% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵98 (E£ 435) | E£ 35 | + 1149% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵15 (E£ 67) | E£ 13 | + 431% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | - | E£ 4.34 | - | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵8 (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 149% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵80 (E£ 356) | E£ 90 | + 294% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵9 (E£ 40) | E£ 8 | + 371% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵7 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.28 | + 864% | |
Housing | + 977% | |||
Housing in Takoradi (Ghana) is 977% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵12,000 (E£ 53,369) | E£ 4,223 | + 1164% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵15,200 (E£ 67,601) | E£ 2,163 | + 3025% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵1,500 (E£ 6,671) | E£ 208 | + 3103% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵5,700 (E£ 25,350) | E£ 2,474 | + 925% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵3,000 (E£ 13,342) | E£ 1,475 | + 805% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵700 (E£ 3,113) | E£ 494 | + 531% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵600 (E£ 2,668) | E£ 333 | + 702% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵4,000 (E£ 17,790) | E£ 4,994 | + 256% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵1,000 (E£ 4,447) | E£ 1,249 | + 256% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 156) | E£ 69 | + 127% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵6 (E£ 28) | E£ 17 | + 61% | |
Clothes | + 238% | |||
Clothes in Takoradi (Ghana) is 238% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵450 (E£ 2,001) | E£ 522 | + 283% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵400 (E£ 1,779) | E£ 530 | + 236% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵300 (E£ 1,334) | E£ 768 | + 74% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵500 (E£ 2,224) | E£ 370 | + 502% | |
Transportation | + 292% | |||
Transportation in Takoradi (Ghana) is 292% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵35,000 (E£ 155,660) | E£ 247,119 | - 37% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵3.94 (E£ 18) | E£ 2.60 | + 573% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵350 (E£ 1,557) | E£ 126 | + 1140% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 23 | - | |
Personal Care | + 636% | |||
Personal Care in Takoradi (Ghana) is 636% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵30 (E£ 133) | E£ 17 | + 676% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵15 (E£ 67) | E£ 60 | + 11% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵300 (E£ 1,334) | E£ 101 | + 1216% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵60 (E£ 267) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵25 (E£ 111) | E£ 15 | + 635% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵35 (E£ 156) | E£ 18 | + 750% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵25 (E£ 111) | E£ 6 | + 1740% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵12 (E£ 53) | E£ 4.98 | + 971% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵30 (E£ 133) | E£ 23 | + 471% | |
Entertainment | + 431% | |||
Entertainment in Takoradi (Ghana) is 431% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵167 (E£ 741) | E£ 82 | + 805% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵45 (E£ 200) | E£ 69 | + 190% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵90 (E£ 400) | E£ 168 | + 138% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵344 (E£ 1,532) | E£ 210 | + 631% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵38 (E£ 168) | E£ 46 | + 263% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵26 (E£ 114) | E£ 25 | + 361% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵11 (E£ 47) | E£ 21 | + 122% | |
iPod nano 16GB | GH₵450 (E£ 2,001) | E£ 1,962 | + 2% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵3.00 (E£ 13) | E£ 0.24 | + 5534% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵160 (E£ 712) | E£ 311 | + 129% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵7 (E£ 31) | E£ 25 | + 23% | |
TOTAL | + 476% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 338 prices entered by 27 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 16, 2017.
Exchange rate:
4.447
EGP
/
GHS
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Cost of living in Takoradi (Ghana) is 476% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 86,343
(GH₵19,414)
in Takoradi
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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