Prices in Accra vs Lusaka - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraLusaka
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$1644
🏠 One person rent
$414
$261
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$576
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$194
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$95
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$763
🏙️ Population
2.29M
1.74M

The cost of living in Accra is 45% more expensive than in Lusaka. Cities ranked 5773rd and 7053rd ($856 vs $589) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in Ghana and Zambia, respectively. Check Ghana vs Zambia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 1.3 months in Lusaka. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Lusaka ranked 1st in Zambia, while ranked 6318th and 3744th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Lusaka

AccraLusaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$2.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$25
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$2.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$1.05
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$140
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$641
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$358
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$75.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$118
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$43.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
30.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$19405
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$741
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$27.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$11
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$3.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$3.63
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$0.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$8.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$2.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$2.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$28.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$2.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$29.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$222
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$12140

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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 Lusaka

DistanceCityCost of living
166 km or 103 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
209 km or 130 miChoma
$558
275 km or 171 miNdola
$566
289 km or 179 miKitwe
$590
297 km or 184 miChinhoyi
$743
318 km or 198 miMufulira
$542
322 km or 200 miChingola
$639
370 km or 230 miKadoma
$760
373 km or 232 miLivingstone
$548
399 km or 248 miHarare
$1179
411 km or 255 miChitungwiza
$854
426 km or 265 miLubumbashi
$786
429 km or 267 miKwekwe
$696
464 km or 288 miMarondera
$577
475 km or 295 miMansa
$543
478 km or 297 miGweru
$902
521 km or 324 miLikasi
$616
529 km or 329 miBulawayo
$775
574 km or 356 miTete
$819
584 km or 363 miMasvingo
$819
605 km or 376 miKolwezi
$616
611 km or 380 miMutare
$853
613 km or 381 miLilongwe
$895
645 km or 401 miFrancistown
$632
658 km or 409 miKasama
$567
686 km or 426 miChimoio
$597
688 km or 428 miNtcheu
$775
694 km or 431 miMzimba
$778
721 km or 448 miBlantyre
$676
729 km or 453 miMonkey Bay
$726
756 km or 470 miZomba
$734
757 km or 471 miMangochi
$777
762 km or 474 miMzuzu
$748
775 km or 482 miMulanje
$731
792 km or 492 miSerowe
$537
802 km or 499 miPalapye
$473
852 km or 529 miBeira
$903
869 km or 540 miMahalapye
$584
917 km or 570 miMbeya
$543
956 km or 594 miQuelimane
$651