February 15, 2010

Ghana travel budget planning


I have created an average budget of the costs in your trip to Ghana. You could spend a lot more than this, but this is the minimum. You can read this outline of the Insider’s Guide to Ghana (link to post above) for more details or buy it here (link).

ITEM
DESCRIPTION
COST IN US$
% of total cost
Airfare return to US/UK
Estimate—change as needed.
1100
24.89%
Ghana tourist visa
Approximation (depends on country)
50
1.13%
Insider’s Guide to Ghana
Guide book
15
0.34%
Travel Insurance 2 months

 Estimate
200
4.53%
Tropical medical doctor
Follow your doctor’s advice on which shots to have before leaving. Yellow Fever is compulsory for travel to sub-Saharan Africa.
350
7.92%
3 months worth of anti-malarials
Depends on the brand, but $7 a week is a good average
84
1.90%
Clothes and gear
For Ghana’s climate
300
6.79%
Extra medicines and vitamins
Standard
100
2.26%
Meals and snacks daily for 2 months.

Average 10 GHC/day x 60 days = 600 (x 0.70 = US$420). You could do it for as little as 5 GHC but that’s pushing it now.
420
9.50%
Extended journey around Ghana
Covering north and south
1200
27.16%
Entertainment: dancing and drinking
Spots, bars and pubs
250
5.66%
Souvenirs, cloth, beads, dress-making
Various shops
200
4.53%
Miscellaneous
Extras (medicines, clothes, snacks.)
150
3.39%

TOTAL
$4,419.00


 The Insider's Guide to Ghana will save you quite a few percentage points in dollars as well as a lot more in time and stress. 

When you buy the guide you will receive a zip file which contains both the easy read (colour, 1.5 spaced) version and the easy print (black and white, single spaced) version. You will also have an option to download the Insider's Guide to Volunteering in Ghana for free at the same time.

You can buy it by clicking the links on the left of this page!

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