Prices in Accra vs Dar es Salaam - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraDar es Salaam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$887
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2261
🏠 One person rent
$414
$506
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$1052
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$217
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$288
🏙️ Population
2.29M
4.72M

The cost of living in Accra is 4% less expensive than in Dar es Salaam. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5706th ($856 vs $887) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Tanzania, respectively. Check Ghana vs Tanzania comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.3 months in Dar es Salaam. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Dar es Salaam ranked 1st in Tanzania, while ranked 6318th and 6670th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Dar es Salaam

AccraDar es Salaam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$2.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$18.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.04
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$478
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$1056
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$858
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$63.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$97.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$57
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
19.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$665
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$778
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$11.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$12.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$2.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$8.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$5.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$4.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$6.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$1.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$6.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$4.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$65.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$5.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$3.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$31.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$48
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$437
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$4385

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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 Dar es Salaam

DistanceCityCost of living
71 km or 44 miZanzibar
$706
71 km or 44 miStone Town
$551
179 km or 111 miMorogoro
$465
194 km or 120 miTanga
$377
309 km or 192 miMombasa
$648
395 km or 246 miDodoma
$538
409 km or 254 miMalindi
$766
441 km or 274 miMoshi
$506
478 km or 297 miArusha
$583
629 km or 391 miMachakos
$429
671 km or 417 miNairobi
$866
684 km or 425 miMbeya
$543
684 km or 425 miThika
$435
698 km or 434 miMoroni
$568
700 km or 435 miPemba
$1047
774 km or 481 miMzuzu
$748
783 km or 486 miMeru
$498
808 km or 502 miNakuru
$494
836 km or 520 miDomoni
$567
843 km or 524 miMzimba
$778
853 km or 530 miMwanza
$640
864 km or 537 miNacala
$951
899 km or 559 miKisumu
$521
925 km or 575 miNampula
$881
927 km or 576 miEldoret
$593
931 km or 578 miMamoudzou
$1563
938 km or 583 miMonkey Bay
$726
955 km or 594 miMumias
$512
959 km or 596 miMangochi
$777
969 km or 602 miKasama
$567
1000 km or 621 miLilongwe
$895
1007 km or 626 miTororo
$541
1026 km or 637 miNtcheu
$775
1044 km or 648 miMbale
$505
1047 km or 651 miZomba
$734
1049 km or 652 miJinja
$540
1067 km or 663 miRuyigi
$531
1074 km or 667 miEntebbe
$509
1076 km or 668 miRutana
$534
1084 km or 674 miMuyinga
$534