Prices in Ghana
When compared with other African countries, prices in Ghana are quite high, but they are lower than in Europe (eggs cost $ 2/12 pcs., Drinking water - $ 0.8 / 1.5 liters, and lunch in an inexpensive cafe will cost you $ 9-13).
Shopping and souvenirs
In Ghanaian shops, prices are fixed, but in private shops and markets it is appropriate to bargain. An excellent place for shopping is the capital of Ghana: in Accra, you can shop in souvenir shops, shopping centers, small shops. You should definitely visit the Makola market: here you can buy anything - like batik and glass products, clothes and shoes, as well as medicines..
From Ghana you should bring:
- African masks, traditional musical instruments, ceramic dishes, handmade fabrics decorated with embroidery, mahogany and ebony products, black African soap, souvenir knives and spears, leather products;
- spices, cocoa.
In Ghana, you can buy spices from $ 1, wood products - from $ 10-15, batik - from $ 10, cocoa - from $ 3.5.
Excursions and entertainment
On a guided tour of Accra, you will visit a workshop where they will show you how unique ritual items are made, go to the National Museum (it contains a collection of historical artifacts, art objects, exhibits brought here from different African countries), and also walk around the quarter. James Town (ha - representatives of the most ancient people live here). For this excursion you will pay approximately $ 45-50.
Lovers of nature and outdoor activities should definitely go on an excursion involving a visit to the Kumasi rainforest, Kintampo waterfalls, the Brong Afo rainforest (the largest populations of monkeys live here). On average, the tour will cost you $ 80.
On an excursion to the Dagomba region, you can get acquainted with the local tribes living in clay huts, among which stands the chief's house (where the elders gather). You will pay approximately $ 70 for this excursion.
The bus fare varies from $ 0.3-3, and for a taxi - from $ 3-12 (the cost depends on the distance). To move around Ghanaian cities, you can use a car - on average, rent will cost you $ 100.
In addition, it is worth paying attention to the water transport that moves along Lake Volta: passenger ferries depart 2 times a week from Akosombo to Yapei (the trip takes about 3 days). If you decide to take a ticket for seating, then you will pay $ 10-15, and if in a sleeping cabin, then $ 50.
If you are an unassuming tourist, on vacation in Ghana you can keep within $ 20-25 per day for 1 person (accommodation in a cheap hotel, purchase of food in the market, self-catering), but for a more comfortable stay you will need $ 65-70 per day for 1 person.