Travel budget and cost of living in Ghana how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 782* (3752 GHS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1841* (8820 GHS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 124 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3160* (15120 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 34% less than 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 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Accra
Tema 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tema
Nsawam 34% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nsawam
Kumasi 36% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumasi
Cape Coast 41% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cape Coast
Mampong 39% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mampong

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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 52% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 3.1 to $ 6.2)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 10.4 to $ 27)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 4.2 to $ 9.3)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ghana

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ghana costs 37% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 45 to $ 91)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 63/night
($ 45 to $ 85)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 45 to $ 137)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 141 to $ 202)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 314/night
($ 267 to $ 363)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 42/month
($ 30 to $ 55)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 107/month
($ 73 to $ 152)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 130/month
($ 71 to $ 218)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 39/month
($ 32 to $ 52)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 248/month
($ 122 to $ 406)

41% 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 23% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

146% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 10.4 to $ 33)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 8.2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.8)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.7/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7.2)

52% 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 5% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 136/month
($ 33 to $ 238)

79% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
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 33% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 77/month
($ 45 to $ 208)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 59/month
($ 42 to $ 73)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1121/month
($ 747 to $ 1660)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 164/month
($ 42 to $ 623)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2652/month
($ 1452 to $ 3733)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 775/month
($ 167 to $ 1660)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 69/month
($ 33 to $ 104)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 327/month
($ 64 to $ 623)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4064/yr
($ 1246 to $ 6927)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Ghana

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ghana costs 51% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 6.2 to $ 9.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.6/hr
($ 5.1 to $ 10.4)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ghana

On average, shopping budget in Ghana costs 36% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 33
($ 10.4 to $ 95)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 13 to $ 60)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 65
($ 33 to $ 146)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 57
($ 33 to $ 97)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
New York City → Accra
$ 1256
(fair price: $ 1106)
London → Accra
London → Accra
London → Accra
$ 695
(fair price: $ 520)
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
Manchester → Accra
$ 653
(fair price: $ 556)
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
Dublin → Accra
$ 629
(fair price: $ 548)
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
Toronto (Ontario) → Accra
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 1026)
Los Angeles → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
Los Angeles  → Accra
$ 1378
(fair price: $ 1249)
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
Edinburgh → Accra
$ 734
(fair price: $ 640)

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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 15-05-2019.

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