Ghana vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Ghana Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$581
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1626
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$223
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$593
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.5
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$347
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$2206
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
7.49
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
64.3
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
73
🌐 English speaking %
66.7%
15%
🎓 Higher education
67
99
😀 Quality of life
45
79
🏙️ Population
26.9M
126M

The average cost of living in Ghana ($581) is 50% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Ghana ranked 149th vs 43rd for Japan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Ghana compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 112th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ghana vs Japan

We calculate prices for Ghana and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 907 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.

Ghana Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.92
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.35
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.67
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.9
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1160
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$340
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.7
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.9
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
19.59%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$698
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5292
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.5
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.66
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.93
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.73
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.72
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.76
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.6
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.78
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.4
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.02
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$13.6
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$30
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$85.6
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3447
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Ghana vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K