May 8, 2009

Cost of living in pictures

We have a new site where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Cost of living in pictures there.

I took a few photos after a recent trip to the market to help illustrate what you can buy for your Cedi. The total cost of all items in the photo above was 15.70 Cedis or somewhere in the range of $US14.00.

The exchange rate is approximately 1 Ghana Cedi = US$0.85. US$1 = about 1.15-20 Cedis. It is fluctuating a lot at the moment so double check when you have to do the sums.

Now, what follows is the value of 1 Ghana Cedi: what many people earn in a day.

Two plantains, tomatoes, an egg and some spinach.

A mango

Four tomatoes, an egg, pasta

A bunch of bananas

Now, what comes next is what you can buy on the minimum wage in Ghana: 2.65 Cedis a day.

And this, which kind of put things in perspective.

Cost of living in figures, following.

1 comment:

  1. thank you. I'm leaving for ghana monday, if you see this post before then, or after I'd like to get some advice from you.


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