Prices in Accra vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraKuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$735
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1761
🏠 One person rent
$414
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$577
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$236
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$91.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$973
🏙️ Population
2.29M
7.59M

The cost of living in Accra is 16% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 5773rd and 6121st ($856 vs $735) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Malaysia, respectively. Check Ghana vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 1.3 months in Kuala Lumpur. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 4th in Malaysia, while ranked 6318th and 652nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Kuala Lumpur

AccraKuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$3.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$18.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$4.57
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$2.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$244
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$794
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$52.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$26.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
4.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$2840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$1421
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$7.31
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$3.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$8.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$4.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$4.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$37.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$4.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$5.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$67.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$184
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$7951

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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

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DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 6.7 miPetaling Jaya
$687
15 km or 9.1 miSubang Jaya
$557
19 km or 12 miShah Alam
$640
24 km or 15 miPutrajaya
$539
25 km or 16 miCyberjaya
$321
30 km or 19 miKlang
$629
54 km or 33 miSeremban
$459
123 km or 77 miMalacca
$479
124 km or 77 miTeluk Intan
$494
155 km or 97 miMuar
$414
167 km or 104 miDumai
$475
176 km or 109 miIpoh
$565
196 km or 122 miKuantan
$597
199 km or 124 miBatu Pahat
$445
211 km or 131 miTanjungbalai
$470
217 km or 135 miTaiping
$401
219 km or 136 miKluang
$505
229 km or 142 miChukai
$507
282 km or 175 miTebing Tinggi
$470
291 km or 181 miButterworth
$432
291 km or 181 miKuala Terengganu
$477
292 km or 181 miPekanbaru
$489
293 km or 182 miPematangsiantar
$309
294 km or 183 miGeorge Town
$595
297 km or 184 miJohor Bahru
$606
309 km or 192 miSungai Petani
$483
311 km or 193 miSingapore
$2134
315 km or 195 miBukit Merah
$1737
335 km or 208 miPadangsidempuan
$472
338 km or 210 miKota Bharu
$434
341 km or 212 miMedan
$413
346 km or 215 miBatam
$622
360 km or 224 miBinjai
$463
361 km or 225 miAlor Setar
$400
394 km or 245 miTanjung Pinang
$418
402 km or 250 miKangar
$400
413 km or 257 miLangkawi
$459
441 km or 274 miLangsa
$470
451 km or 280 miHat Yai
$572
457 km or 284 miKo Lipe
$665