Prices in Accra vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraChicago
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$2160
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$5152
🏠 One person rent
$414
$1231
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$2131
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$528
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$242
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$4360
🏙️ Population
2.29M
2.72M

The cost of living in Accra is 60% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 5773rd and 224th ($856 vs $2160) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 160th 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 2 months in Chicago. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Chicago ranked 15th in the United States, while ranked 6318th and 35th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Chicago

AccraChicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$55
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$8.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$5.8
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$1.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$1535
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$978
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$2673
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$1759
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$87
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$54.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
4.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$4479
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$2068
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$108
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$17.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$2.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$4.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$4.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$3.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$1.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$9.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$3.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$56.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$12.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$126
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$84.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$1294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$18608

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$875
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$672
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$632
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$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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$1751
14 km or 8.8 miBerwyn
$1531
14 km or 8.9 miOak Park
$1905
16 km or 10 miElmwood Park
$1751
18 km or 11 miMaywood
$1751
18 km or 11 miEvanston
$2148
19 km or 12 miSkokie
$1750
19 km or 12 miBurbank
$1750
20 km or 12 miMelrose Park
$1744
21 km or 13 miOak Lawn
$1751
22 km or 14 miMorton Grove
$1745
22 km or 14 miNiles
$1179
23 km or 14 miPark Ridge
$1754
23 km or 14 miWilmette
$1756
25 km or 16 miBlue Island
$1742
26 km or 16 miElmhurst
$1758
27 km or 17 miGlenview
$1756
28 km or 17 miDes Plaines
$1868
28 km or 18 miDolton
$1756
29 km or 18 miVilla Park
$1755
30 km or 19 miHarvey
$1749
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$1557
30 km or 19 miWestmont
$1754
31 km or 19 miCalumet
$1745
31 km or 20 miSouth Holland
$1755
32 km or 20 miLombard
$1675
32 km or 20 miHammond
$1750
32 km or 20 miOak Forest
$1747
33 km or 20 miNorthbrook
$1756
33 km or 20 miMount Prospect
$1744
33 km or 20 miDarien
$1753
33 km or 21 miElk Grove Village
$1750
34 km or 21 miDowners Grove
$1773
35 km or 22 miOrland Park
$1751
36 km or 22 miLansing
$1745
36 km or 22 miGlen Ellyn
$1749
37 km or 23 miHighland Park
$1751
37 km or 23 miMunster
$1753
37 km or 23 miTinley Park
$1754
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$1749