Cost of living in Kumasi, Ghana

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district GH₵24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) GH₵22
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵8
12 eggs, large GH₵5.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵3.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵6.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵5.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵5.50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵16
2 liters of Coca-Cola GH₵5.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵4.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area GH₵7,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area GH₵1,000
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₵485
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 72 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2018.

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