Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages
1 month of gym subscription.
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone)
Unisex Loris perfume
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price.
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks
Go carting 30mins
Movie House 3d cinema
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket)
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee
3 course dinner local restaurant two people
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people
Play station 4 console without games.
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls
Taxi fare on average 5-10km
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare
1 liter petrol/diesel
1 day rent a car cost
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar)
1 pair of men’s formal shoes
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
Ladies formal shoes original and durable
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance)
The cost of living in Ghana is about 49% lower than in the United States of America. It is about 27.71% lower than in Zimbabwe, meaning it is quite affordable
Students can compare their accommodation options and d choose the best and more affordable one for them. There is a range of accommodation options for example Residence Halls and Hostels, Shared rooms which can cost about $1000 for the whole year.
Single rooms or private apartments which have a single bed, A desk and a chair, a wardrobe or closet, Wi-Fi access and bathroom and can cost up to $2500 per year and Homestays which are cheaper and provide a family and close-knit environment.
Apartments in the city centre can cost up to about GHS 4000 and a minimum of GHS 837 outside the city centre.
Shopping and Groceries
There are several malls and close to shops where students can obtain their clothing, grocery, appliances, and day to day requirements in Ghana. Some of them include:
Achimota Retail Mall
Kumasi City Mall
A Basic grocery list containing Milk, Fresh Bread, White Rice (1kg), Eggs dozen, Beef, Tomato (1kg), Potato (1kg), and Onion (1kg) would cost about GHS 100.
Transport –There are different modes of transport in Ghana like rail transport, buses, rental cars, and tro-tros which are informal minibus taxes.
Bus fare cost between GHS 14 and GHS 24 depending on the bus you choose. Bus companies include Kingdom transport services, Metro bus, Ghana Private Transport Union, City Express, and State Transport Company. Buses are fast and safe and more comfortable but remember that they may charge extra for luggage but the price is still relatively reasonable.
Taxis are one of the most efficient ways of traveling in Ghana especially in the city. You can get a taxi almost anywhere. Taxi fare can range between GHS 2 to GHS 20 depending on the distances traveled. If it’s within the city limits the fare will be around GHS 2 to GHS6. Some of the taxis are metered and have a specific price but most are not metered and it’s easy to negotiate the price. Most taxis are shared taxis and students will share with other passengers.
Tro-tros are privately owned and informal minibusses. There is usually no time table for tro-tros and they can leave as soon as they are filed up. Tro-tros fare is usually very low as it is gazetted by the government. Though not so comfortable, most people prefer them for short distances.
Bills and Utilities: Basic utilities like water, electricity, heating, and gas cost about GHS 441.50 per month and Prepaid voice calls 1 min. cost a low GHS 0.26 per minute.
Note: prices are subjective, depending on the service providers, location, discount deals, and the season.
Prices for a few selected products and services are as follows.