living Cost in Accra

Hi,

Any one from Pakistan, ,
I want to know how much is living  Cost in Accra,

Is it safe placed live with a family ??


Please help any one

It is relatively safe but the cost of living is very high and getting higher!

Try this website for cost of living www.numbeo.com

hello,
cost of living comes down drastically if you choose to stay economically, i spend 1000 ghc a month for everything incl rents, and i am very comfortable..

HI
Accra is quite expensive.
par family k sath rahna safe he koi problem nahi he

Thank you everyone, ,

How much is a monthly rent for a two bed room furnished flat and school fee
Does it has electricity problem and how do we manage
Appreciated your valuable comments

The cost of the apartment will depend on location. If you want to live in the main expat areas the you will pay US$3000+ but if you are willing to live further out then it will be considerably less - around US$1000. School fees again will depend on the school. As well as tuition fees you will have to pay a registration fee. If you look on accraexpat.com you will find a comprehensive list of schools as well as real estate

Thanks hkann

hello the prices you are talking about in dollar is that a month ? or what .

Yes, the prices are in dollars despite the fact that prices are supposed to be quoted in cedis but that is depreciating at such a rate you will still have to pay the dollar equivalent. And yes it is a month

Moving to Accra in 2015  as a retiree. Any advice on places to live ? Are there any communities where  members of the diaspora have settled ? can someone talk about the health care in Accra.

I am a retiree in Ghana. There are lots of areas where expats have settled. Where you choose to live depends on your budget. Accommodation in Accra is expensive so it depends on whether you want to rent or buy and the type of place you require. I suggest you look at the accraexpat website at their real estate section for ideas about the type of accommodation available and the cost.
With regard to health care you will probably find it cheaper than the US but it all depends on your needs and whether you require regular medication etc. I presume you will have a medical insurance which will include repatriation in case of emergencies as, although Accra is OK for standard, routine procedures you would probably need to return to the US for something more serious.

Hey der,

I am moving to Accra next month and company is agreeing to pay $1500 monthly?

Is that sufficient for 2 people ( Me n my Wife)

Kindly advise.

Regards
Saj

I presume that is just spending money and everything like accommodation, transport, medical is covered. If so you should be able to manage well

Hi future expats,

I was looking online and saw these prices on a website:

Food

Daily menu in the business district  GH₵31 
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)  GH₵20 
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast  GH₵11 
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk  GH₵8 
12 eggs, large  GH₵8 
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes  GH₵12 
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese  GH₵21 
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples  GH₵13 
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes  GH₵9 
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket  GH₵4.50 
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality  GH₵35 
2 liters of Coca-Cola  GH₵5.55 
Bread for 2 people for 1 day  GH₵4.55 

Housing

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area  GH₵8,199 
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat  GH₵493 
Internet 8MB (1 month)  GH₵135 
40” flat screen TV  GH₵2,391 
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt  GH₵407 
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)  GH₵23 
Hourly rate for cleaning help  GH₵5.86 

Clothes

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)  GH₵238 
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...)  GH₵151 
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar)  GH₵227 
1 pair of leather business shoes  GH₵339 

Transportation

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new  GH₵51,909 
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas  GH₵3.04 
Monthly ticket public transport  GH₵99 
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles)  GH₵39 

Personal Care

Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...)  GH₵21 
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)  GH₵19 
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)  GH₵14 
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)  GH₵15 
4 rolls of toilet paper  GH₵8 
Tube of toothpaste  GH₵7 
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city  GH₵19 

Entertainment

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub  GH₵90 
2 tickets to the movies  GH₵39 
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)  GH₵73 
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert  GH₵224 
1 cocktail drink in downtown club  GH₵19 
Capuccino in expat area of the city  GH₵11 
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)   GH₵12 
iPod nano 16GB  GH₵625 
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)  GH₵0.36

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