Prices in Accra vs Cape Town - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraCape Town
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$876
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1980
🏠 One person rent
$414
$509
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$891
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$232
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$57.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$1114
🏙️ Population
2.29M
434k

The cost of living in Accra is 2% less expensive than in Cape Town. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5725th ($856 vs $876) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in Ghana and South Africa, respectively. Check Ghana vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 1.3 months in Cape Town. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Cape Town ranked 3rd in South Africa, while ranked 6318th and 2662nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Cape Town

AccraCape Town
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$5.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$3.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$2.16
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$588
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$1079
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$709
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$40
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$62.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$46.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
10.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$2263
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$1211
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$38.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$7.96
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$6.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$5.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$4.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$30.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$5.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$27.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$84
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$174
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$3322

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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 Cape Town

DistanceCityCost of living
54 km or 33 miPaarl
$911
99 km or 62 miWorcester
$457
371 km or 231 miGeorge
$611
644 km or 400 miUitenhage
$777
662 km or 411 miPort Elizabeth
$685
664 km or 413 miUpington
$745
754 km or 468 miMakhanda
$620
821 km or 510 miKomani
$1347
833 km or 518 miKimberley
$701
845 km or 525 miBhisho
$1023
882 km or 548 miEast London
$815
912 km or 567 miBloemfontein
$609
950 km or 590 miMafeteng
$692
999 km or 621 miMaseru
$646
1002 km or 622 miMthatha
$765
1029 km or 639 miTeyateyaneng
$773
1030 km or 640 miWelkom
$826
1034 km or 643 miMariental
$702
1092 km or 679 miButha-Buthe
$693
1092 km or 679 miKroonstad
$848
1113 km or 692 miKlerksdorp
$862
1135 km or 705 miMmabatho
$766
1155 km or 718 miPotchefstroom
$613
1187 km or 737 miRehoboth
$581
1194 km or 742 miLobatse
$539
1198 km or 745 miKanye
$636
1208 km or 751 miVanderbijlpark
$768
1217 km or 756 miVereeniging
$749
1231 km or 765 miPietermaritzburg
$625
1244 km or 773 miSoweto
$962
1250 km or 777 miRustenburg
$1101
1260 km or 783 miGaborone
$664
1261 km or 783 miMolepolole
$538
1261 km or 784 miJohannesburg
$864
1267 km or 788 miRandburg
$842
1269 km or 789 miWindhoek
$732
1270 km or 789 miSandton
$1019
1271 km or 790 miDurban
$753
1277 km or 794 miGobabis
$911
1279 km or 795 miWalvis Bay
$670