Costa Rica vs Ghana - Cost of Living Comparison

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Costa Rica Ghana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1148
$497
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2912
$1539
🏠 One person rent
$516
$154
🏘️ Family rent
$968
$527
🍽️ Food expenses
$443
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.5
$79.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$881
$186
💸 GDP per capita
$13365
$2204
😃 Human freedom index
8.04
7.19
❤️ Life expectancy
77
63.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
43
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
66.7%
🎓 Higher education
76
67
😀 Quality of life
58
37
🏙️ Population
5.21M
32.8M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($1148) is 131% more expensive than in Ghana ($497). Costa Rica ranked 58th vs 180th 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 0.8 months in Costa Rica compared to 0.4 months in Ghana. Ranked 65th and 131st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Ghana

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Ghana as a population-weighted mean of 9 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.

Costa Rica Ghana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.5
$3.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.4
$32.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.87
$4.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.02
$0.66
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$1.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$604
$219
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$379
$64.5
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1125
$696
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$780
$395
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$50.3
$24.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.1
$37.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.1
$33.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.78%
16.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1782
$1082
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1388
$938
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.95
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.9
$28.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
$8.16
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.44
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.98
$1.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.3
$1.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$1.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.29
$1.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.44
$6.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.53
$3.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$4.07
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
$1.77
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.9
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.1
$2.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.27
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$1.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.95
$4.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.98
$2.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.03
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.21
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$55.9
$19.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
$6.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$62.7
$27
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$3.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.3
$13.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$30.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$361
$40.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11099
$4849

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In Costa Rica

City Cost of living Population
San Jose
$1158
342K
Liberia
$1218
67.1K
Limon
$1139
60.7K
Alajuela
$1158
48.3K
Puntarenas
$1016
41.5K
Cartago
$1003
22.8K
Heredia
$1039
19K
Tamarindo
$1463
8.14K
Santa Teresa
$1104
3K

In Ghana

City Cost of living Population
Kumasi
$424
3.35M
Accra
$616
2.39M
Tamale
$456
730K
Sekondi-Takoradi
$494
540K
Ashaiman
$536
208K
Tema
$469
162K
Obuasi
$465
180K
Koforidua
$521
127K
Ho
$377
83.7K
Hohoe
$501
56.2K