Barbados vs Ghana - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Ghana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$581
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$1626
🏠 One person rent
$594
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$593
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$245
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$73.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$2206
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
7.49
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
64.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
43
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
66.7%
🎓 Higher education
15
67
😀 Quality of life
51
45
🏙️ Population
286K
26.9M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 117% more expensive than in Ghana ($581). Barbados ranked 35th vs 149th for Ghana in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Barbados compared to 0.6 months in Ghana. Ranked 84th and 112th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Ghana

We calculate prices for Barbados and Ghana as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Barbados Ghana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$4.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$22
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$6.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$5
$1.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$390
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$91.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$1160
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$31.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$48.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$39.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
19.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$698
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$5292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$25.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$7.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$0.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$9.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$3.17
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$1.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$1.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$1.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$5.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$0.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$4.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$18.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$30
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$85.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$3447

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Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Ghana

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1262
110K
Holetown
$1268
1.6K

In Ghana

City Cost of living Population
Kumasi
$555
3.35M
Accra
$671
2.29M
Sekondi-Takoradi
$536
540K
Tema
$524
162K
Ashaiman
$485
229K
Obuasi
$571
180K
Tamale
$508
467K
Koforidua
$462
127K
Hohoe
$538
56.2K
Ho
$446
83.7K