Prices in Accra vs Dakar - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraDakar
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$1002
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2554
🏠 One person rent
$414
$505
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$1101
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$308
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$88.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$167
🏙️ Population
2.29M
1.15M

The cost of living in Accra is 15% less expensive than in Dakar. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5388th ($856 vs $1002) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in Ghana and Senegal, respectively. Check Ghana vs Senegal comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.2 months in Dakar. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Dakar ranked 1st in Senegal, while ranked 6318th and 6664th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Dakar

AccraDakar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$5.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$30.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$7.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$2.27
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$3.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$561
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$1500
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$750
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$99.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$155
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$46.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
7.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$12335
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$11804
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$27
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$12.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$14.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$9.69
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$7.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$8.88
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$4.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$2.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$46.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$8.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$42.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$58
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$85.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$149
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$3859

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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 Dakar

DistanceCityCost of living
21 km or 13 miRufisque
$969
58 km or 36 miThies
$926
121 km or 75 miFatick
$951
163 km or 101 miKaolack
$960
166 km or 103 miLouga
$947
171 km or 106 miBanjul
$456
174 km or 108 miLamin
$433
177 km or 110 miSaint-Louis
$928
185 km or 115 miBrikama
$592
266 km or 165 miRosso
$710
271 km or 169 miZiguinchor
$973
340 km or 211 miKolda
$1067
378 km or 235 miBissau
$424
404 km or 251 miNouakchott
$744
416 km or 258 miBafata
$406
629 km or 391 miBoffa
$600
651 km or 404 miPraia
$804
668 km or 415 miAssomada
$703
709 km or 441 miConakry
$764
727 km or 452 miForecariah
$600
757 km or 471 miMamou
$602
833 km or 518 miFreetown
$777
841 km or 522 miMindelo
$595
978 km or 607 miBo
$659
1009 km or 627 miKankan
$616
1023 km or 636 miKenema
$655
1048 km or 651 miBamako
$555
1051 km or 653 miGueckedou
$619
1087 km or 675 miBanamba
$493
1088 km or 676 miKoulikoro
$493
1141 km or 709 miBougouni
$492
1185 km or 736 miMonrovia
$533
1197 km or 744 miKakata
$494
1215 km or 755 miSegou
$496
1220 km or 758 miNzerekore
$557
1232 km or 766 miMarkala
$493
1256 km or 781 miYekepa
$490
1258 km or 782 miSanniquellie
$492
1332 km or 828 miSikasso
$503
1413 km or 878 miKorhogo
$879