Prices in Accra vs Lagos - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraLagos
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$1036
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2825
🏠 One person rent
$414
$615
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$1635
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$242
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$220
🏙️ Population
2.29M
21.3M

The cost of living in Accra is 17% less expensive than in Lagos. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5312th ($856 vs $1036) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Nigeria, respectively. Check Ghana vs Nigeria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.2 months in Lagos. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Lagos ranked 1st in Nigeria, while ranked 6318th and 8612th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Lagos

AccraLagos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$1.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$0.77
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$706
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$521
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$2233
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$1404
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$15.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$23.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$41.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
17.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$918
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$328
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$2.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$4.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$5.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$3.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$7.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$1.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$4.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$0.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$0.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$6.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$20.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$7.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$19.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$94.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$1633

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Cities near Accra

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 Lagos

DistanceCityCost of living
78 km or 48 miAbeokuta
$648
87 km or 54 miPorto-Novo
$619
109 km or 68 miCotonou
$674
120 km or 74 miIbadan
$932
165 km or 102 miOyo
$706
171 km or 106 miIfe
$628
176 km or 109 miAbomey
$586
195 km or 121 miOsogbo
$544
203 km or 126 miSave
$587
217 km or 135 miAkure
$648
239 km or 148 miAdo Ekiti
$695
243 km or 151 miLome
$650
245 km or 152 miBenin
$858
254 km or 158 miOwo
$632
261 km or 162 miIlorin
$739
278 km or 173 miAtakpame
$601
280 km or 174 miWarri
$617
310 km or 193 miKpalime
$602
324 km or 201 miHo
$632
332 km or 206 miHohoe
$656
355 km or 221 miSotouboua
$601
375 km or 233 miOnitsha
$516
376 km or 234 miSokode
$601
388 km or 241 miTema
$875
389 km or 242 miAshaiman
$457
406 km or 252 miAwka
$633
407 km or 253 miKoforidua
$672
408 km or 253 miAccra
$856
416 km or 258 miOwerri
$677
422 km or 262 miKara
$571
441 km or 274 miPort Harcourt
$765
452 km or 281 miEnugu
$921
463 km or 288 miUmuahia
$664
463 km or 288 miAba
$638
495 km or 307 miMinna
$531
536 km or 333 miAbuja
$1010
555 km or 345 miKumasi
$597
562 km or 350 miObuasi
$634
570 km or 354 miCalabar
$655
572 km or 356 miTamale
$496