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.
  • $ 6.8 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 776* (4046 GHS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1892* (9870 GHS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3105* (16198 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
Accra 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Accra
Tema 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tema
Mampong 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mampong
Nsawam 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nsawam
Berekum 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Berekum
Sunyani 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sunyani
Kumasi 18% 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 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.8/person
($ 2.9 to $ 6.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.4 to $ 28)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 3.8 to $ 8.5)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

72% 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 35% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 45 to $ 89)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
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): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 42 to $ 155)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 168/night
($ 139 to $ 202)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 320/night
($ 269 to $ 370)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 44/month
($ 32 to $ 55)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 177/month
($ 150 to $ 217)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 137/month
($ 71 to $ 222)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 42/month
($ 32 to $ 61)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 216/month
($ 107 to $ 363)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Ghana: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ghana costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2.9)

137% 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 $ 1.3)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 8.5 to $ 16)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.8)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

47% 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)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 9.4)

56% 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 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 81)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 1 to $ 1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
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 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 79/month
($ 48 to $ 114)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 55/month
($ 39 to $ 61)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 672/month
($ 539 to $ 947)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 115/month
($ 58 to $ 379)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1818/month
($ 1136 to $ 3122)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 538/month
($ 171 to $ 1136)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 57/month
($ 29 to $ 96)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 175/month
($ 77 to $ 379)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5428/yr
($ 1703 to $ 10404)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Ghana: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ghana costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 5.7 to $ 9.4)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7/hr
($ 5.7 to $ 9.4)

56% 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 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 2.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 27
($ 9.4 to $ 58)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 29
($ 14 to $ 58)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 51
($ 39 to $ 87)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 71
($ 29 to $ 96)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
$ 1183
(fair price: $ 1032)
London → Accra
London → Accra
London → Accra
$ 719
(fair price: $ 506)
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
$ 654
(fair price: $ 547)
Los Angeles → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
$ 1383
(fair price: $ 1226)
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
$ 667
(fair price: $ 554)
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
$ 1207
(fair price: $ 1032)
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
$ 764
(fair price: $ 623)
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
Sydney → Accra
$ 2103
(fair price: $ 1743)
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
Montreal → Accra
$ 1185
(fair price: $ 1017)
Melbourne → Accra
Melbourne → Accra
Melbourne → Accra
$ 2203
(fair price: $ 1928)

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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 20-01-2020.

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