Cost of Living Comparison

GHS
COMPARED TO
LKR

Sri Lanka is 21.9% cheaper than Ghana.

If you lived in Sri Lanka instead of Ghana, you would:
local_dining

pay 42.3% less for restaurants

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.07
GHS17.85
$1.29
Rs198.86
-68.2%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.94
GHS39.24
$3.98
Rs611.87
-55.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.67
GHS2.92
$0.51
Rs79.02
-22.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.34
GHS1.49
$0.26
Rs39.95
-23.2%
Average -42.3%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 33.3% less for groceries

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.25
GHS5.50
$0.42
Rs64.37
-66.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.53
GHS19.90
$6.42
Rs985.66
+41.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $10.09
GHS44.31
$4.23
Rs649.53
-58.1%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.74
GHS7.62
$1.22
Rs186.77
-30.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.51
GHS6.64
$1.46
Rs224.44
-3.3%
Apples (1 lb) $1.18
GHS5.20
$0.90
Rs137.99
-24.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.96
GHS4.19
$0.35
Rs53.37
-63.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.79
GHS3.48
$0.76
Rs117.35
-3.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.00
GHS4.37
$0.37
Rs57.47
-62.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.04
GHS4.58
$0.56
Rs86.04
-46.3%
Onions (1 lb) $0.89
GHS3.91
$0.44
Rs68.23
-50.2%
Average -33.3%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 20.6% more for transportation

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.21
GHS14.08
$2.91
Rs446.87
-9.3%
Monthly public transit pass $34.60
GHS151.91
$7.25
Rs1,113.66
-79.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $8,216.69
GHS36,079.30
$28,277.13
Rs4,343,367.51
+244.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $8.98
GHS39.44
$2.39
Rs366.66
-73.4%
Average +20.6%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of transportation
home

pay 47.1% less for housing

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$50.49
GHS221.70
$20.01
Rs3,073.90
-60.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $486.48
GHS2,136.12
$209.00
Rs32,102.99
-57.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $111.90
GHS491.34
$113.78
Rs17,477.17
+1.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$94.25
GHS413.85
$25.76
Rs3,956.26
-72.7%
Average -47.1%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 82.2% less for childcare

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $137.67
GHS604.49
$38.63
Rs5,933.95
-71.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $13,393.51
GHS58,810.61
$991.31
Rs152,265.39
-92.6%
Average -82.2%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 33.9% more for entertainment and sports

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.05
GHS4.59
$1.60
Rs245.68
+53.0%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.39
GHS6.12
$2.01
Rs308.84
+44.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.59
GHS11.39
$7.30
Rs1,121.77
+181.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $45.41
GHS199.39
$18.27
Rs2,806.57
-59.8%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $6.05
GHS26.58
$3.06
Rs470.49
-49.4%
Average +33.9%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 2.7% less for clothing

  Ghana help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$21.14
GHS92.84
$23.70
Rs3,640.47
+12.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$16.87
GHS74.06
$17.54
Rs2,693.94
+4.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$43.73
GHS192.00
$45.36
Rs6,967.55
+3.7%
Men's business shoes (leather) $45.21
GHS198.52
$31.33
Rs4,811.82
-30.7%
Average -2.7%

Ghana vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of clothing
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