Prices in Accra vs Boston - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraBoston
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$2899
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$5962
🏠 One person rent
$414
$1986
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$2781
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$583
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$5045
🏙️ Population
2.29M
618k

The cost of living in Accra is 70% less expensive than in Boston. Cities ranked 5773rd and 31st ($856 vs $2899) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 26th in Ghana and the United States, respectively. Check Ghana vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 1.7 months in Boston. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Boston ranked 39th in the United States, while ranked 6318th and 121st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Boston

AccraBoston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$66.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$8.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$7.06
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$4.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$2256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$1722
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$3288
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$2393
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$95.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$147
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$61.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
4.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$10963
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$4906
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$2.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$89.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$18.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$2.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$4.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$2.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$15.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$4.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$4.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$5.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$1.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$15.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$3.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$11.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$5.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$2.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$72.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$165
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$21.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$53.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$88.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$1698
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$24945

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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
4 km or 2.5 miCambridge
$2898
4.4 km or 2.7 miChelsea
$2492
4.5 km or 2.8 miSomerville
$2798
5.6 km or 3.5 miEverett
$2562
5.7 km or 3.5 miBrookline
$1760
6.9 km or 4.3 miRevere
$1750
7.4 km or 4.6 miMalden
$2557
7.6 km or 4.7 miMedford
$1969
10 km or 6.2 miBelmont
$1745
10 km or 6.2 miArlington
$1754
10 km or 6.2 miWatertown
$1753
11 km or 6.9 miMelrose
$1758
12 km or 7.5 miMilton
$1745
12 km or 7.5 miWinchester
$1756
12 km or 7.7 miNewton
$2495
13 km or 7.8 miSaugus
$1742
13 km or 8.1 miQuincy
$2553
14 km or 8.6 miStoneham
$1756
14 km or 8.9 miWaltham
$1759
15 km or 9.4 miLynn
$1787
15 km or 9.5 miWoburn
$2194
16 km or 9.6 miDedham
$1732
16 km or 10 miNeedham
$2224
16 km or 10 miLexington
$2087
16 km or 10 miWakefield
$1728
18 km or 11 miBraintree
$1746
18 km or 11 miWeymouth
$1758
19 km or 12 miReading
$1758
19 km or 12 miHingham
$1749
20 km or 12 miBurlington
$2179
20 km or 13 miWellesley
$1752
21 km or 13 miNorwood
$1752
22 km or 14 miPeabody
$1754
22 km or 14 miRandolph
$1749
22 km or 14 miSalem
$1754
23 km or 14 miWilmington
$1754
23 km or 14 miMarblehead
$1755
23 km or 14 miCanton
$1865
25 km or 16 miNatick
$2156
26 km or 16 miStoughton
$1753