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.
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 830* (4718 GHS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1919* (10920 GHS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 3164* (17990 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 2020

Cost of living: Ghana VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ghana in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Mampong 34% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mampong
Accra 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Accra
Tema 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tema
Nsawam 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nsawam
Cape Coast 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cape Coast
Berekum 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Berekum
Kumasi 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumasi

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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 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.4/person
($ 2.6 to $ 8.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 8.8 to $ 44)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.5/person
($ 6.7 to $ 8.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.5 to $ 2.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 4.1)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.8)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

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
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 45/month
($ 35 to $ 54)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
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 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.3/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 15)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.6)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 8.8)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Ghana: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ghana costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 36/month
($ 20 to $ 76)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 122)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Ghana: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Ghana costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 76/month
($ 44 to $ 140)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 55/month
($ 36 to $ 72)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 691/month
($ 513 to $ 885)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 151/month
($ 63 to $ 496)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1844/month
($ 885 to $ 3585)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 545/month
($ 292 to $ 1062)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
($ 10.6 to $ 89)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 193/month
($ 116 to $ 531)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5557/yr
($ 1591 to $ 11450)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Ghana: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ghana costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 8.8)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.8/hr
($ 5.3 to $ 8.8)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Ghana: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ghana costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 26
($ 8.8 to $ 40)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 8.8 to $ 54)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 47
($ 26 to $ 81)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 61
($ 28 to $ 89)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Accra
London → Accra
London → Accra
$ 821
(fair price: $ 529)
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
$ 1158
(fair price: $ 1003)
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
$ 658
(fair price: $ 550)
Los Angeles → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
$ 1371
(fair price: $ 1219)
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
$ 676
(fair price: $ 569)
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
$ 1194
(fair price: $ 1004)
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
$ 753
(fair price: $ 621)
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
$ 2057
(fair price: $ 1715)
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
$ 1246
(fair price: $ 1004)
Melbourne → Accra
Melbourne → Accra
Melbourne → Accra
$ 2211
(fair price: $ 1900)

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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 29-09-2020.

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