Prices in Accra vs Kampala - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraKampala
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$689
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1675
🏠 One person rent
$414
$318
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$544
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$234
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$86.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$172
🏙️ Population
2.29M
1.66M

The cost of living in Accra is 24% more expensive than in Kampala. Cities ranked 5773rd and 6297th ($856 vs $689) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Uganda, respectively. Check Ghana vs Uganda comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.2 months in Kampala. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Kampala ranked 1st in Uganda, while ranked 6318th and 8873rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Kampala

AccraKampala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$3.39
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$16.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$7.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.17
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$2.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$404
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$189
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$848
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$329
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$47.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$73.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$38.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
21.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$14675
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$589
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$28.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$9.06
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$5.68
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$3.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.21
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$5.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$57.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$5.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$14.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$4.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$20
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$38
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$166
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$8861

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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 Kampala

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 7 miKira Town
$538
32 km or 20 miEntebbe
$509
70 km or 44 miJinja
$540
183 km or 114 miTororo
$541
197 km or 122 miMbale
$505
212 km or 131 miMumias
$512
246 km or 153 miKisumu
$521
274 km or 171 miGulu
$553
288 km or 179 miKasese
$434
294 km or 183 miBunia
$609
301 km or 187 miEldoret
$593
317 km or 197 miMwanza
$640
347 km or 216 miBeni
$609
350 km or 217 miByumba
$649
355 km or 220 miArua
$532
366 km or 227 miButembo
$597
377 km or 234 miKigali
$704
384 km or 238 miRuhengeri
$493
393 km or 244 miNakuru
$494
431 km or 268 miMuyinga
$534
432 km or 269 miNyanza
$604
432 km or 269 miGisenyi
$582
446 km or 277 miKibuye
$522
452 km or 281 miButare
$605
471 km or 293 miNgozi
$533
494 km or 307 miRuyigi
$531
503 km or 313 miNairobi
$866
510 km or 317 miGitega
$525
514 km or 320 miCyangugu
$625
516 km or 321 miJuba
$512
517 km or 321 miBubanza
$534
520 km or 323 miBukavu
$536
523 km or 325 miThika
$435
545 km or 339 miBujumbura
$593
551 km or 343 miRutana
$534
559 km or 348 miMachakos
$429
563 km or 350 miUvira
$595
564 km or 351 miMeru
$498
583 km or 362 miMakamba
$533
613 km or 381 miArusha
$583