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:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 813* (5544 GHS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1990* (13566 GHS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3370* (22960 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 2022

Cost of living: Ghana VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Ghana in 2022 is 48% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Accra
Mampong 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mampong
Nsawam 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nsawam
Kumasi 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumasi
Sunyani 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sunyani
Berekum 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Berekum

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Local prices in Ghana by expense type

Ghana: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ghana costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.4/person
($ 1.4 to $ 8.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 7.6 to $ 34)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 35
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 5.9 to $ 11)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.7
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 3.7)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 1)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Ghana: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ghana costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 45 to $ 89)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 46 to $ 88)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 42 to $ 153)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 140 to $ 202)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 322/night
($ 272 to $ 372)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 45/month
($ 35 to $ 54)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 180/month
($ 152 to $ 218)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 136/month
($ 72 to $ 210)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 33 to $ 63)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 216/month
($ 108 to $ 355)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Ghana: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ghana costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 6.6)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.8)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Ghana: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ghana costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 57/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 122)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Ghana: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ghana costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.3/ticket
($ 4.4 to $ 12)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.6/hr
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19

Ghana: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ghana costs 73% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.4/pack
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 18
($ 7.3 to $ 30)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 14
($ 7.3 to $ 30)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42

Plane ticket budget

London → Accra
London → Accra
London → Accra
$ 684
(fair price: $ 549)
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
$ 1188
(fair price: $ 983)
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
$ 676
(fair price: $ 573)
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
$ 1093
(fair price: $ 913)
Los Angeles → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
$ 1271
(fair price: $ 1084)
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
$ 683
(fair price: $ 592)


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 18-05-2022.

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