International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

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International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

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Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Ghana, Accra

Ghana, AccraAccra is the capital and most populous city of Ghana. Accra is the administrative, communications, and economic centre of the country. Over 70% of Ghana's manufacturing capacity is located within the Accra region.

Ghana is in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. The climate is tropical. It is warm and comparatively dry along the southeast coast, hot and humid in the southwest and hot and dry in the north.

The official language is English. It is used in most business transactions. The main religions are Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam.

The economy of Ghana, West Africa has a diverse and rich resource base, and as such, has one of the highest GDP per capita in Africa. Ghana remains somewhat dependent on international financial and technical assistance as well as the activities of the extensive Ghanaian diaspora. Gold, timber, cocoa, diamond, bauxite, and manganese exports are major sources of foreign exchange.

In Ghana business culture is formal. Ghanaians like regular, face-to-face meetings and personal visits. Expatriate business dress is typically a formal suit. When visiting the predominantly Muslim north, expatriate women should adopt a conservative style of dress to avoid giving offence.

The security risk for expatriates in Ghana is medium particularly in Accra and near the borders. Risks include armed crime, carjacking, attacks on residences and vehicle accidents due to poor road conditions and driving standards.

The currency of Ghana is the Ghanaian New Cedi (GHS). ATMs are common and will accept most cards. Credit cards are generally accepted at most hotels, guesthouses and some shops. Credit card fraud is however common.

Medical facilities are generally poor outside towns. For serious medical emergencies, evacuation will be necessary. Cholera and pneumococcal meningitis have been reported.

The population of Accra is 4.3 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 9.4% for Ghana as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Ghana is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Accra as at 1 July 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Accra, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Low
3) Communication: Average
4) Education: High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Average
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low
13) Transport: High

Accra is for example 20.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 112.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 55% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Accra is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Accra for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Accra) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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