Prices in Accra vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraJohannesburg
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$864
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$414
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$699
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$226
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$1181
🏙️ Population
2.29M
4.43M

The cost of living in Accra is 1% less expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5746th ($856 vs $864) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th 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 1.4 months in Johannesburg. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 6318th and 1108th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Johannesburg

AccraJohannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$6.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.98
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$422
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$296
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$730
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$46.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$70.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$44.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
10.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$997
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$8.84
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$7.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$73.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$212
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$4608

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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 Johannesburg

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 6.8 miSandton
$1019
13 km or 8 miRandburg
$842
19 km or 12 miSoweto
$962
28 km or 17 miBenoni
$742
40 km or 25 miSprings
$706
41 km or 25 miCenturion
$752
53 km or 33 miPretoria
$804
53 km or 33 miVereeniging
$749
59 km or 36 miVanderbijlpark
$768
71 km or 44 miBrits
$765
101 km or 62 miRustenburg
$1101
109 km or 68 miPotchefstroom
$613
143 km or 89 miBethal
$474
152 km or 94 miMiddelburg
$668
155 km or 97 miKlerksdorp
$862
179 km or 111 miKroonstad
$848
237 km or 147 miWelkom
$826
244 km or 152 miMmabatho
$766
262 km or 163 miLobatse
$539
275 km or 171 miGaborone
$664
287 km or 179 miButha-Buthe
$693
302 km or 188 miKanye
$636
311 km or 193 miMbabane
$486
323 km or 201 miVryheid
$826
325 km or 202 miMolepolole
$538
329 km or 204 miTeyateyaneng
$773
333 km or 207 miManzini
$468
350 km or 217 miMaseru
$646
366 km or 228 miMahalapye
$584
369 km or 229 miBloemfontein
$609
409 km or 254 miMafeteng
$692
417 km or 259 miPalapye
$473
429 km or 267 miKimberley
$701
442 km or 275 miPietermaritzburg
$625
443 km or 275 miMatola
$945
446 km or 277 miSerowe
$537
454 km or 282 miMaputo
$923
501 km or 311 miDurban
$753
562 km or 349 miFrancistown
$632
577 km or 358 miXai-Xai
$769