- Cost of Living
- Ghana
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Ghana compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 89% | |||
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Food in Ghana is 89% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | GH₵49 (E£ 163) | E£ 130 | + 26% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | GH₵38 (E£ 126) | E£ 70 | + 81% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | GH₵30 (E£ 100) | E£ 39 | + 156% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | GH₵10 (E£ 33) | E£ 15 | + 121% | |
12 eggs, large | GH₵12 (E£ 40) | E£ 21 | + 86% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | GH₵10 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 265% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | GH₵61 (E£ 205) | E£ 31 | + 573% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | GH₵15 (E£ 51) | E£ 25 | + 104% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | GH₵13 (E£ 45) | E£ 8 | + 472% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | GH₵5.65 (E£ 19) | E£ 23 | - 17% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | GH₵38 (E£ 126) | E£ 161 | - 21% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | GH₵11 (E£ 38) | E£ 13 | + 194% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | GH₵4.55 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.47 | + 178% | |
Housing | + 233% | |||
Housing in Ghana is 233% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵8,318 (E£ 27,802) | E£ 8,316 | + 234% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | GH₵2,596 (E£ 8,678) | E£ 4,892 | + 77% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | GH₵1,008 (E£ 3,370) | E£ 763 | + 342% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | GH₵5,558 (E£ 18,578) | E£ 6,256 | + 197% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | GH₵2,745 (E£ 9,174) | E£ 4,018 | + 128% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | GH₵1,211 (E£ 4,048) | E£ 594 | + 582% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | GH₵281 (E£ 940) | E£ 218 | + 332% | |
40” flat screen TV | GH₵1,442 (E£ 4,818) | E£ 5,901 | - 18% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | GH₵513 (E£ 1,714) | E£ 3,116 | - 45% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | GH₵24 (E£ 79) | E£ 96 | - 17% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | GH₵181 (E£ 603) | E£ 88 | + 583% | |
Clothes | - 39% | |||
Clothes in Ghana is 39% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | GH₵164 (E£ 550) | E£ 884 | - 38% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | GH₵151 (E£ 505) | E£ 841 | - 40% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | GH₵271 (E£ 905) | E£ 1,956 | - 54% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | GH₵298 (E£ 996) | E£ 933 | + 7% | |
Transportation | - 14% | |||
Transportation in Ghana is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | GH₵88,139 (E£ 294,592) | E£ 428,575 | - 31% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | GH₵5.08 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 156% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | GH₵144 (E£ 480) | E£ 636 | - 24% | |
Personal Care | + 26% | |||
Personal Care in Ghana is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | GH₵23 (E£ 77) | E£ 41 | + 88% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | GH₵25 (E£ 84) | E£ 72 | + 17% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | GH₵199 (E£ 664) | E£ 290 | + 129% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | GH₵16 (E£ 55) | E£ 47 | + 16% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | GH₵10 (E£ 32) | E£ 49 | - 34% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | GH₵26 (E£ 87) | E£ 49 | + 78% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | GH₵8 (E£ 26) | E£ 25 | + 1% | |
Tube of toothpaste | GH₵6 (E£ 22) | E£ 22 | - 0% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | GH₵22 (E£ 74) | E£ 76 | - 3% | |
Entertainment | + 41% | |||
Entertainment in Ghana is 41% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | GH₵135 (E£ 450) | E£ 350 | + 29% | |
2 tickets to the movies | GH₵62 (E£ 208) | E£ 128 | + 63% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | GH₵178 (E£ 597) | E£ 798 | - 25% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | GH₵137 (E£ 459) | E£ 581 | - 21% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | GH₵28 (E£ 92) | E£ 75 | + 23% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | GH₵12 (E£ 39) | E£ 40 | - 2% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | GH₵8 (E£ 27) | E£ 43 | - 37% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | GH₵1,644 (E£ 5,496) | E£ 9,712 | - 43% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | GH₵3.36 (E£ 11) | E£ 1.89 | + 494% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | GH₵187 (E£ 625) | E£ 796 | - 21% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | GH₵17 (E£ 56) | E£ 39 | + 44% | |
TOTAL | + 62% |
These prices were last updated on April 25, 2019.
Exchange rate:
3.342
EGP
/
GHS
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,224 prices entered by 320 different people.
Cost of living in Ghana is 62% more expensive than in Egypt
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