The cost of living in Ghana remains one of the highest in the world considering the current economic challenges in the country. But the heat and pressure related to living in Ghana is most felt among residents of specific areas in the capital city of Accra. Find out some of the most expensive residences to live in Accra.
Cantonments is an affluent suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, in the Accra metropolitan district, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. In fact, this area is sought of designed to only accommodate the high class in Ghana. Buying a house in this area may cost you at least thousands to millions of dollars! Never dream of renting an apartment around this affluent area if you barely earn between 10,000 - 50,000 cedis a month.
2. East Legon Hills
East Legon is a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and home to the main campus of the University of Ghana. Most expatriates do make it to this area especially due to the cool nature of the environment. What is not "cool" about this area is the extent to which things are just expensive! From plush shopping malls to exquisite apartments, this area is where you are most likely to meet the richest persons in Ghana. Renting out a two bedroom apartment cost you 500 to 1000 dollars per month depending on the kind of house you would love to live in.
3. Labone Estates
Labone is a district bounded to the south of Accra by the Labadi road. As an extension of touristy Osu, Labone offers a mix of houses dating from the early 20th century. Unlike Osu, however, Labone remains largely residential albeit with the siting of some embassies and corporate headquarters in the district. But you must be prepared to pay much should you have a taste for such a serene and decent residential area.
4. East Airport Residential Area
The name just makes out for what it would be like to live in such an area. This is airport people. And just as the name suggests, Airport residential area remains one of the most expensive places to live in Ghana. To be honest, this is an area mostly cut out for expatriates considering its proximity to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Unfortunately, it remains highly difficult to rent an apartment in such a plush area as most of the houses here are residential estates exclusively quoted in dollars!
Even though Ridge is gradually losing its place in the list of expensive place in Ghana, it remains certain that the residence - which is home to Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings and other dignitaries - is one of an expensive place to stay. Apartments (2-3 bedrooms) are all quoted in dollars. You may have to be a top executive just to own an apartment in such a plush area.