Cost of living in Ghana

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵39
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) GH₵25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵10
12 eggs, large GH₵12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵4.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵22
2 liters of Coca-Cola GH₵11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵3.87
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area GH₵10,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area GH₵4,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵597
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area GH₵2,089
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area GH₵1,383
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio GH₵396
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) GH₵125
40” flat screen TV GH₵2,039
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵710
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵34
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵12
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) GH₵153
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) GH₵124
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵263
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵225
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵21,333
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵3.93
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵142
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) GH₵24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵26
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) GH₵77
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) GH₵31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵20
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵13
Tube of toothpaste GH₵4.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵94
2 tickets to the movies GH₵60
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵250
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵249
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵25
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵7
iPad Air 2, 64GB GH₵1,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵321
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes GH₵8

Map of Cost of Living in Ghana

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This map shows only the top cities in Ghana. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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