Travel budget in Ghana

Ghana: calculate your travel budget

Ghana: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Ghana for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 786* (4032 GHS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1859* (9520 GHS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 123 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3063* (15694 GHS)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Ghana in 2019

Cost of living: Ghana VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ghana in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Ghana in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Ghana by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Ghana compared to the national average.

Cities /Ghana View Details
Accra 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Accra
Tema 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tema
Berekum 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Berekum
Sunyani 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sunyani
Kumasi 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumasi
Nsawam 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nsawam

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Local prices in Ghana by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ghana

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ghana costs 53% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.9/person
($ 3 to $ 6.9)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.4/person
($ 9.9 to $ 26)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 3.9 to $ 9)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1 to $ 3)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ghana

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ghana costs 34% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 45 to $ 90)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 46 to $ 87)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 44 to $ 140)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 168/night
($ 138 to $ 202)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 314/night
($ 266 to $ 364)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 44/month
($ 32 to $ 55)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 165/month
($ 134 to $ 207)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 139/month
($ 85 to $ 218)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 40/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 226/month
($ 109 to $ 382)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Ghana

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ghana costs 30% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

113% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 9 to $ 16)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.9)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.3)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 9.9)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Ghana

On average, the price of transport in Ghana costs 6% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 137/month
($ 30 to $ 242)

77% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1 to $ 2)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 1 to $ 2)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 122)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Ghana

On average, the cost of housing in Ghana costs 41% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 81/month
($ 44 to $ 199)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
($ 41 to $ 60)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 777/month
($ 594 to $ 991)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 158/month
($ 51 to $ 594)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2039/month
($ 1387 to $ 3167)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 746/month
($ 358 to $ 1188)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 70/month
($ 30 to $ 100)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 323/month
($ 60 to $ 594)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4157/yr
($ 1188 to $ 5938)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Ghana

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ghana costs 54% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 6 to $ 7.9)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.3/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 9.9)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ghana

On average, shopping budget in Ghana costs 40% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 9.9 to $ 60)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 12 to $ 60)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 64
($ 41 to $ 90)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 53
($ 30 to $ 100)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
$ 1220
(fair price: $ 1075)
London → Accra
London → Accra
London → Accra
$ 615
(fair price: $ 492)
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
$ 635
(fair price: $ 542)
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
$ 648
(fair price: $ 544)
Los Angeles → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
$ 1416
(fair price: $ 1250)
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
$ 1174
(fair price: $ 1017)
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
$ 738
(fair price: $ 621)
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 1014)
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
$ 2151
(fair price: $ 1710)

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About the information on the cost of living in Ghana

The information about the cost of living in Ghana shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Ghana updated on 12-09-2019.

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