- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ghana**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 78% | |||
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Food in Ghana is 78% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵42 (E£ 152) | E£ 142 | + 7% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵33 (E£ 120) | E£ 69 | + 75% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵25 (E£ 90) | E£ 39 | + 134% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵11 (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 177% | |

12 eggs, large | GH₵11 (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 80% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵8 (E£ 28) | E£ 10 | + 177% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵43 (E£ 155) | E£ 32 | + 388% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵13 (E£ 47) | E£ 25 | + 91% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵11 (E£ 39) | E£ 7 | + 478% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵5.10 (E£ 18) | E£ 22 | - 16% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵37 (E£ 134) | E£ 146 | - 8% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵10 (E£ 36) | E£ 12 | + 188% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵5.08 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.81 | + 215% | |

Housing | + 161% | |||

Housing in Ghana is 161% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵8,649 (E£ 31,126) | E£ 8,190 | + 280% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵3,444 (E£ 12,392) | E£ 5,267 | + 135% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵423 (E£ 1,521) | E£ 908 | + 67% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵5,172 (E£ 18,611) | E£ 6,098 | + 205% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵2,314 (E£ 8,329) | E£ 3,794 | + 120% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵350 (E£ 1,261) | E£ 610 | + 107% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵250 (E£ 898) | E£ 235 | + 282% | |

40” flat screen TV | GH₵1,519 (E£ 5,467) | E£ 6,021 | - 9% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵404 (E£ 1,453) | E£ 3,030 | - 52% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵18 (E£ 66) | E£ 102 | - 35% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵16 (E£ 59) | E£ 91 | - 36% | |

Clothes | - 24% | |||

Clothes in Ghana is 24% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵181 (E£ 651) | E£ 874 | - 25% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵176 (E£ 633) | E£ 761 | - 17% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵275 (E£ 989) | E£ 1,831 | - 46% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵215 (E£ 775) | E£ 1,123 | - 31% | |

Transportation | - 18% | |||

Transportation in Ghana is 18% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵24,000 (E£ 86,370) | E£ 444,807 | - 81% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵4.70 (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 181% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵144 (E£ 517) | E£ 435 | + 19% | |

Personal Care | + 23% | |||

Personal Care in Ghana is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵18 (E£ 65) | E£ 37 | + 74% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵25 (E£ 90) | E£ 75 | + 21% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵149 (E£ 537) | E£ 351 | + 53% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵16 (E£ 59) | E£ 60 | - 2% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵11 (E£ 38) | E£ 49 | - 22% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵31 (E£ 110) | E£ 48 | + 130% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵6 (E£ 23) | E£ 25 | - 9% | |

Tube of toothpaste | GH₵7 (E£ 25) | E£ 19 | + 37% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵15 (E£ 54) | E£ 70 | - 23% | |

Entertainment | + 44% | |||

Entertainment in Ghana is 44% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵101 (E£ 363) | E£ 320 | + 14% | |

2 tickets to the movies | GH₵62 (E£ 224) | E£ 133 | + 68% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵209 (E£ 754) | E£ 728 | + 4% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵129 (E£ 466) | E£ 524 | - 11% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵27 (E£ 96) | E£ 95 | + 2% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵20 (E£ 73) | E£ 42 | + 75% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵7 (E£ 25) | E£ 41 | - 38% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | GH₵1,366 (E£ 4,914) | E£ 9,559 | - 49% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵3.92 (E£ 14) | E£ 4.68 | + 201% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵232 (E£ 836) | E£ 787 | + 6% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵12 (E£ 42) | E£ 37 | + 14% | |

TOTAL | + 51% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
3.599
EGP
/
GHS

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#
Cost of living in
**Ghana**
is
**51% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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