Cost of living 2018 in Ghana

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Ghana.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Ghana will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Ghana?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Ghana?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Ghana?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Ghana?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

I will try and give information in the areas I am familiar with
Housing - as with everywhere else it depends on location and the size of the accommodation. If you are buying be careful as it can be difficult to get the requisite paper work but if you do manage to get all the documentation remember it will only be leasehold and for foreigners it is 50 years.
Renting again depends on the location etc but you will also need to pay up to two years rent up front
My monthly amount for groceries is around 1000 cedis but we eat local food for the most part
Fuel is now 4.49 a litre
Water is just over 5 cedis for 1000 litres
Electricity is around .6 cedis a unit. We don't use aircons so use about 12 units a day which means around 250-300 cedis a month but with aircons it could be well over 1000 cedis
Gas is from gas bottles and we use a large one costs about 250 cedis and lasts 6+months as we only have a gas hob
Unlimited internet which is actually capped at 50 GB for 4g is 300 cedis a month with surfline
Phone calls are relatively cheap. I use prepaid and 20cedis lasts me more than a month
A coffee is about 12 cedis

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