Prices in Accra vs Bamako - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraBamako
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$555
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1371
🏠 One person rent
$414
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$446
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$202
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$57.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$317
🏙️ Population
2.29M
2.01M

The cost of living in Accra is 54% more expensive than in Bamako. Cities ranked 5773rd and 7319th ($856 vs $555) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Mali, respectively. Check Ghana vs Mali comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.6 months in Bamako. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Bamako ranked 1st in Mali, while ranked 6318th and 8424th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Bamako

AccraBamako
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$3.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$17.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$4.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.88
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$235
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$497
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$314
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$39.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$60.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$34.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
12.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$1494
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$742
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$15.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$5.64
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$7.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$8.54
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$3.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$25.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$4.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$16
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$3.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$34.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$63.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$3955

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Cities near Accra

DistanceCityCost of living
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 Bamako

DistanceCityCost of living
52 km or 32 miKoulikoro
$493
116 km or 72 miBanamba
$493
147 km or 92 miBougouni
$492
207 km or 129 miSegou
$496
237 km or 147 miMarkala
$493
289 km or 180 miKankan
$616
293 km or 182 miSikasso
$503
435 km or 270 miBobo-Dioulasso
$799
438 km or 272 miKorhogo
$879
448 km or 278 miNouna
$766
492 km or 305 miDedougou
$767
510 km or 317 miGueckedou
$619
512 km or 318 miMamou
$602
552 km or 343 miNzerekore
$557
566 km or 352 miYekepa
$490
593 km or 368 miSanniquellie
$492
612 km or 381 miKoudougou
$699
613 km or 381 miOuahigouya
$768
634 km or 394 miKenema
$655
640 km or 398 miBouake
$986
652 km or 405 miForecariah
$600
663 km or 412 miBo
$659
664 km or 412 miLeo
$768
702 km or 436 miOuagadougou
$823
713 km or 443 miYamoussoukro
$1096
714 km or 444 miBoffa
$600
715 km or 444 miConakry
$764
726 km or 451 miBafata
$406
728 km or 452 miKakata
$494
736 km or 458 miFreetown
$777
754 km or 469 miKolda
$1067
759 km or 471 miGagnoa
$839
761 km or 473 miManga
$766
769 km or 478 miMonrovia
$533
810 km or 504 miDivo
$841
822 km or 511 miAbengourou
$842
831 km or 516 miBissau
$424
854 km or 530 miAgboville
$840
856 km or 532 miGreenville
$491
858 km or 533 miTamale
$496