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Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

How much does it cost to travel to Accra?

You should plan to spend around $41 (GH¢508) per day on your vacation in Accra. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $10 (GH¢127) on meals
  • $18 (GH¢220) on local transportation
  • $41 (GH¢507) on hotels

A one week trip to Accra for two people costs, on average, $573 (GH¢7,109). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $41
    GH¢508
  • One Week Per person
    $287
    GH¢3,555
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $573
    GH¢7,109
  • One Month Per person
    $1,229
    GH¢15,234
  • One Week For a couple
    $573
    GH¢7,109
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,147
    GH¢14,218
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,458
    GH¢30,468
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Accra cost?

A one week trip to Accra usually costs around $287 (GH¢3,555) for one person and $573 (GH¢7,109) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Accra on average costs around $573 (GH¢7,109) for one person and $1,147 (GH¢14,218) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Accra will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Accra on average costs around $1,229 (GH¢15,234) for one person and $2,458 (GH¢30,468) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Accra has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Accra expensive to visit?

Accra is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Ghana, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Accra in depth.

Within Africa, Accra is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Africa for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Merzouga, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Dar es Salaam.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Accra Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Accra?

The average Accra trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Accra travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) GH¢507 ($41)
Local Transportation 1 GH¢220 ($18)
Food 2 GH¢127 ($10)
Entertainment 1 GH¢45 ($4)
Tips and Handouts 1 GH¢1 - 3 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 GH¢33 - 98 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Accra is $20 (GH¢254). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Accra is $41 (GH¢507). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $20
    GH¢254
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $41
    GH¢507

Hotel Prices in Accra

Looking for a hotel in Accra? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Accra based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $87. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Accra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (GH¢220) per person, per day, on local transportation in Accra.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $18
    GH¢220

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Flights to Accra
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Rental Cars in Accra
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Food Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Accra can vary, the average cost of food in Accra is $10 (GH¢127) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Accra should cost around $4.10 (GH¢51) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Accra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $10
    GH¢127

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Accra typically cost an average of $3.67 (GH¢45) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $3.67
    GH¢45

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Accra is $0.13 (GH¢1.67) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Accra is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.13
    GH¢1.67


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Accra is $0.13 (GH¢1.55), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.13
    GH¢1.55


Alcohol Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $5.26 (GH¢65) on alcoholic beverages in Accra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $5.26
    GH¢65


Water Budget in Accra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.36 (GH¢4.43) on bottled water in Accra per day. The public water in Accra is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.36
    GH¢4.43


Accra On a Budget
Accra Accra
Accra is the capital city of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Popular attractions include the National Museum of Ghana, local beaches, markets, and cultural landmarks like those dedicated to Civil Rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.
Sights
One of the top attractions of Accra is the National Museum of Ghana, which showcases Ghanaian history and culture from prehistory to the present. Cultural exhibits include artifacts from clothing, thrones, and carvings, to paintings, pottery, and a variety of instruments and tools used in various rituals. Another place of historical discovery is the W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Centre, which houses a research library and gallery of manuscripts dedicated to the Civil Rights activist. His house, grave, and several monuments in honor of DuBois are located throughout the city. Other landmarks include Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, The Flagstaff House (the office of the Government of Ghana and the President of Ghana), the Parliament House of Ghana, Accra Sports Stadium, and the Accra Centre for National Culture.

For entertainment, visitors often stop by the National Theatre of Ghana, which is host to the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players. The city's foremost historical site is the Jamestown area, which includes the Ussher Fort and James Fort, and Osu Castle (also known as Christiansborg), which was built by Danish settlers in the 17th century. Additional sights include the Cape Coast Castle, which hosts a museum of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and Manhyia Palace which was built for the local ruler in 1925.
Neighborhoods
Accra is generally divided into Accra Central, Accra North, Accra East, and Accra West. Making up the heart of the city is Accra Central-home to historic districts, residential districts, the administrative and cultural center, business districts, and the downtown area with plenty of hotels, shopping, and dining opportunities. Makola Market in the downtown encompasses a large boulevard and several alleys full of fabric shops with local goods and crafts like wax prints or embroidered and beaded cotton. Other main attractions of the area include the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the National Museum, Independence Square, the National Theatre, and the Ohene Djan Stadium. Accra North is a residential and business district with features like The Flagstaff House, several foreign embassies, Achimota School, and Achimota Golf Park. Accra East is largely residential, and Accra West is residential and business, home to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital landmark.

Activities
In addition to cultural and historical attractions within the city itself, Accra also has an Atlantic beachfront. The most popular of the city's beaches is Labadi Beach, which is largely maintained by the local hotels. On holidays and weekends there are often musical performances like reggae as well as cultural drumming and dancing. Kokrobite Beach is also popular, located 25 about kilometers (16 miles) west of Accra. The beachfront area additionally houses the Academy of African Music and Arts.

There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping, not only at the Markola Market mentioned above, but also at the Kaneshie Market which sells mostly traditional items. Other curiosities can be found at the National Cultural Center and Wild Gecko, or, for a modern shopping experience, one can visit the Accra Mall off of Liberation Road.
Food and Dining
One of the most popular areas of the city for dining is Osu, a suburb of Accra. Here, there are many trendy restaurants, nightlife, and a wide variety of eateries, hotels, and options for entertainment. With its location on the Atlantic coast of West Africa, Accra also serves up some of the best fresh fish and seafood, straight from the Gulf of Guinea. As far as local cuisine goes, a typical Ghanaian dish is groundnut soup and fufuo. The soup is based on ground peanuts with a blend of ginger, garlic, tomato, hot pepper, and chicken or guinea fowl. It is often served alongside fufuo, a sticky, starchy ball made from pounded cassava, yam, or plantain. Another common element to Ghanaian cooking is jollof rice, which is made in a spicy sauce, much like paella, and served with grilled chicken. Grilled tilapia with banku (cooked fermented corn or cassava dough) is also very popular as is waakye, a lunchtime medley of black-eyed beans and rice, stringy noodles, hardboiled eggs, vegetables, meat, and some fish (usually eel). Waakye is typically served with shitor, a peppery condiment consisting of chili, dried shrimp, and ginger.

Transportation
Kotoka International Airport is a major hub serving the city. Flights include international connections from North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as internal connections to Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi, and regional connections to nearly every West African country. The best way to travel from the airport is via the official taxi stand, though there will also be cars offering more expensive but professional services. Since Accra's attractions are fairly spread out it may be beneficial to hire a car or driver. Taxis are also not metered and visitors will have to haggle with the driver over fares.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.