Cost of Living in Tema | Ghana

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$875
$2101
🛋️ Without rent
$309
$931
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$566
$1169
🍽️ Food
$224
$584
🚐 Transport
$32.7
$86.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$689
🏙️ Population
162k

The average cost of living in Tema is $875, which is in the top 38% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5730th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Ghana.

The median after-tax salary is $689, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 7295th (TOP 79%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Ghana. With an estimated population of 162k, Tema is the 7th largest city in Ghana.

Why living in Tema is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Tema for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport18 kmKotoka International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate25.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank6996Central University
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Prices in Tema

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
☕ Cappuccino
$1.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$562
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$468
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1215
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1042
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1543
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$943

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.68
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.82

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.06
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.71
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5683