Cost of living in Tamale, 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₵13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast GH₵14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk GH₵7
12 eggs, large GH₵7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes GH₵6.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese GH₵13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples GH₵7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes GH₵10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket GH₵3.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality GH₵24
2 liters of Coca-Cola GH₵4.39
Bread for 2 people for 1 day GH₵2.83
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area GH₵529
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area GH₵457
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat GH₵158
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
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₵100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) GH₵150
40” flat screen TV GH₵2,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) GH₵900
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) GH₵11
Hourly rate for cleaning help GH₵7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) GH₵151
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) GH₵40
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) GH₵300
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes GH₵150
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new GH₵50,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas GH₵3.70
Monthly ticket public transport GH₵122
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) GH₵6.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) GH₵4.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) GH₵100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) GH₵12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) GH₵5.50
4 rolls of toilet paper GH₵2.72
Tube of toothpaste GH₵4.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city GH₵16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub GH₵37
2 tickets to the movies GH₵50
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) GH₵100
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert GH₵119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club GH₵42
Cappuccino in expat area of the city GH₵5.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) GH₵3.83
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) GH₵0.78
1 month of gym membership in business district GH₵133
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 11 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2018.

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