Prices in Accra vs Blantyre - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraBlantyre
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$676
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1631
🏠 One person rent
$414
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$485
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$236
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$87.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$500
🏙️ Population
2.29M
1.9M

The cost of living in Accra is 26% more expensive than in Blantyre. Cities ranked 5773rd and 6368th ($856 vs $676) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 9th in Ghana and Malawi, respectively. Check Ghana vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.7 months in Blantyre. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Blantyre ranked 2nd in Malawi, while ranked 6318th and 8374th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Blantyre

AccraBlantyre
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$3.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$26.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$4.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.12
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$354
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$198
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$647
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$332
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$34.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$54.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$36.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
21.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$1432
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$707
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$36.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$6.86
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$15.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$5.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$3.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.6
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$0.76
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$7.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$3.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$4.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$30.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$4.46
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$2.75
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$4.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$42.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$60.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$271
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$6937

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
57 km or 35 miZomba
$734
60 km or 37 miMulanje
$731
112 km or 70 miNtcheu
$775
149 km or 92 miMangochi
$777
157 km or 98 miTete
$819
191 km or 119 miMonkey Bay
$726
240 km or 149 miLilongwe
$895
307 km or 191 miQuelimane
$651
405 km or 252 miChimoio
$597
432 km or 269 miMutare
$853
450 km or 280 miBeira
$903
454 km or 282 miMarondera
$577
458 km or 285 miMzimba
$778
463 km or 287 miNampula
$881
478 km or 297 miHarare
$1179
487 km or 303 miChitungwiza
$854
493 km or 307 miMzuzu
$748
541 km or 336 miChinhoyi
$743
611 km or 380 miKadoma
$760
626 km or 389 miNacala
$951
637 km or 396 miKwekwe
$696
650 km or 404 miMasvingo
$819
674 km or 419 miPemba
$1047
685 km or 425 miGweru
$902
708 km or 440 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
721 km or 448 miLusaka
$589
746 km or 463 miKasama
$567
754 km or 469 miNdola
$566
784 km or 487 miMbeya
$543
803 km or 499 miKitwe
$590
811 km or 504 miMufulira
$542
837 km or 520 miMansa
$543
837 km or 520 miBulawayo
$775
849 km or 528 miChingola
$639
865 km or 537 miChoma
$558
935 km or 581 miLubumbashi
$786
991 km or 616 miFrancistown
$632
999 km or 621 miLivingstone
$548
1000 km or 621 miMoroni
$568
1038 km or 645 miMorogoro
$465