Prices in Accra vs Asmara - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraAsmara
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$532
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1297
🏠 One person rent
$414
$232
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$422
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$199
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$46.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$290
🏙️ Population
2.29M
963k

The cost of living in Accra is 61% more expensive than in Asmara. Cities ranked 5773rd and 7453rd ($856 vs $532) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Eritrea, respectively. Check Ghana vs Eritrea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.5 months in Asmara. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Asmara ranked 1st in Eritrea, while ranked 6318th and 8943rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Asmara

AccraAsmara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$17.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$4.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.86
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$216
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$458
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$292
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$40.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$61.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
12.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$1186
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$596
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$15.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$5.92
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$6.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.03
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$24.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$4.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$14.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$3.78
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$62.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$100
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$3293

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20 km or 12 miAshaiman
$457
20 km or 12 miTema
$875
56 km or 35 miKoforidua
$672
134 km or 83 miHo
$632
167 km or 104 miLome
$650
171 km or 106 miKpalime
$602
178 km or 111 miObuasi
$634
187 km or 116 miHohoe
$656
191 km or 119 miSekondi-Takoradi
$664
198 km or 123 miKumasi
$597
258 km or 161 miAtakpame
$601
298 km or 185 miAbomey
$586
300 km or 187 miCotonou
$674
325 km or 202 miPorto-Novo
$619
354 km or 220 miSotouboua
$601
387 km or 240 miAbengourou
$842
395 km or 246 miGrand-Bassam
$657
400 km or 249 miSave
$587
403 km or 250 miSokode
$601
408 km or 253 miLagos
$1036
426 km or 265 miAbidjan
$1043
427 km or 265 miAbeokuta
$648
429 km or 267 miTamale
$496
447 km or 278 miAgboville
$840
464 km or 288 miKara
$571
465 km or 289 miDabou
$839
495 km or 308 miIbadan
$932
518 km or 322 miOyo
$706
565 km or 351 miIfe
$628
573 km or 356 miDivo
$841
577 km or 359 miOsogbo
$544
579 km or 359 miYamoussoukro
$1096
583 km or 362 miBouake
$986
614 km or 381 miIlorin
$739
622 km or 387 miAkure
$648
637 km or 396 miAdo Ekiti
$695
638 km or 397 miGagnoa
$839
646 km or 402 miLeo
$768
646 km or 402 miBenin
$858
657 km or 408 miWarri
$617

Cities near Asmara

DistanceCityCost of living
51 km or 32 miMendefera
$493
63 km or 39 miMassawa
$493
71 km or 44 miKeren
$495
214 km or 133 miMekelle
$512
270 km or 168 miKassala
$610
342 km or 212 miGondar
$484
407 km or 253 miEl-Gadarif
$627
437 km or 272 miAl Hudaydah
$518
448 km or 279 miBahir Dar
$518
473 km or 294 miDessie
$501
490 km or 304 miZabid
$493
498 km or 310 miAbha
$793
509 km or 316 miPort Sudan
$633
513 km or 319 miBareq
$740
548 km or 340 miSa'dah
$493
567 km or 352 miSanaa
$573
580 km or 361 miSayyan
$494
583 km or 362 miTaiz
$521
585 km or 363 miIbb
$503
589 km or 366 miAtbara
$614
596 km or 370 miDhamar
$495
600 km or 373 miDikhil
$504
602 km or 374 miObock
$503
606 km or 376 miNajran
$736
618 km or 384 miDjibouti
$532
620 km or 385 miAli Sabieh
$502
633 km or 393 miAd-Damazin
$615
649 km or 403 miBisha
$742
674 km or 419 miKhartoum North
$652
684 km or 425 miMecca
$797
685 km or 426 miKhartoum
$762
691 km or 429 miJeddah
$943
693 km or 430 miOmdurman
$728
701 km or 436 miAddis Ababa
$803
715 km or 444 miDire Dawa
$463
715 km or 444 miKosti
$635
717 km or 446 miAden
$518
755 km or 469 miHarar
$471
758 km or 471 miBorama
$485
788 km or 489 miJijiga
$526