Prices in Accra vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraLilongwe
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$895
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2129
🏠 One person rent
$414
$486
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$858
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$248
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$83.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$936
🏙️ Population
2.29M
782k

The cost of living in Accra is 4% less expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5683rd ($856 vs $895) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and Malawi, respectively. Check Ghana vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 1 months in Lilongwe. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Lilongwe ranked 1st in Malawi, while ranked 6318th and 7780th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Lilongwe

AccraLilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$4.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.16
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$515
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$378
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$795
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$754
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$30.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
29.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$1107
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$560
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$37
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$11.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$3.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$8.34
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$1.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$0.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$4.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$27.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$4
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$54
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$317
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$6973

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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 Lilongwe

DistanceCityCost of living
123 km or 76 miMonkey Bay
$726
134 km or 83 miNtcheu
$775
169 km or 105 miMangochi
$777
228 km or 142 miZomba
$734
233 km or 145 miMzimba
$778
240 km or 149 miBlantyre
$676
243 km or 151 miTete
$819
283 km or 176 miMzuzu
$748
293 km or 182 miMulanje
$731
506 km or 314 miKasama
$567
518 km or 322 miHarare
$1179
524 km or 326 miMarondera
$577
533 km or 331 miChitungwiza
$854
536 km or 333 miChinhoyi
$743
545 km or 339 miQuelimane
$651
550 km or 342 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
566 km or 352 miMbeya
$543
567 km or 353 miMutare
$853
568 km or 353 miNdola
$566
572 km or 355 miChimoio
$597
603 km or 375 miNampula
$881
613 km or 381 miLusaka
$589
616 km or 383 miMansa
$543
616 km or 383 miKitwe
$590
618 km or 384 miMufulira
$542
637 km or 396 miKadoma
$760
660 km or 410 miChingola
$639
660 km or 410 miBeira
$903
682 km or 424 miKwekwe
$696
732 km or 455 miLubumbashi
$786
740 km or 460 miPemba
$1047
741 km or 460 miGweru
$902
744 km or 462 miNacala
$951
746 km or 464 miMasvingo
$819
795 km or 494 miChoma
$558
835 km or 519 miLikasi
$616
883 km or 549 miBulawayo
$775
886 km or 551 miDodoma
$538
902 km or 560 miMorogoro
$465
949 km or 590 miLivingstone
$548