Ghana vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

Ghana Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$581
$1680
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1626
$4007
🏠 One person rent
$223
$1007
🏘️ Family rent
$593
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$428
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.5
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$347
$3060
💸 GDP per capita
$2206
$52396
😃 Human freedom index
7.49
8.78
❤️ Life expectancy
64.3
81.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
82
🌐 English speaking %
66.7%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
67
97
😀 Quality of life
45
82
🏙️ Population
26.9M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Ghana ($581) is 65% less expensive than in the Netherlands ($1680). Ghana ranked 149th vs 18th for the Netherlands 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 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 112th and 8th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ghana vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for Ghana and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 70 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 Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.92
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$62.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$1.35
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.67
$2.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$998
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.9
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1160
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$340
$1397
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.7
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.9
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$42.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
19.59%
2.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$698
$5129
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5292
$3708
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.5
$85.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.66
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$8.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$24.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.93
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$8.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.73
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.72
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.76
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.6
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.78
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.4
$51.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.02
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$13.6
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$30
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$85.6
$1591
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3447
$7919

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Cities Comparison in Ghana vs the Netherlands

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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 the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K