Cost of living in Kumasi, Ghana

Summary of cost of living in Kumasi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: GH₵12,701
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: GH₵6,542
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Kumasi, Ghana. Current as of Jun 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵69
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) GH₵34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵8
12 eggs, large GH₵7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵60
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵5.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵18
2 liters of coca-cola GH₵8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵4.50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area GH₵5,683
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area GH₵3,039
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area GH₵1,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio GH₵400
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) GH₵183
40” flat screen tv GH₵1,320
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵375
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵45
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) GH₵73
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) GH₵50
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵124
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵157
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵7
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵375
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) GH₵100
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) GH₵10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵10
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵3.56
Tube of toothpaste GH₵3.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies GH₵48
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵60
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵4.00
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵5.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes GH₵3.25
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 08, 2019

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