Living in Accra has always been expensive and tedious. The bills, the hustle, and the never ending expenses that pile up every month make simple things like finding affordable items a headache.
However, there is a silver lining. The best place to shop is downtown Accra. From the Tema bus station, through Makola market, all the way to Agbobloshie is a wide array of goods at great prices. Here are five reasons why downtown Accra is the best place to shop.
1. Almost any and everything is sold there.
Downtown Accra is such a large space with many different goods and service available. Starting from the Tema bus station is a wide open range of mini stores and vendors with a variety of products.
2. There is an abundance of shops so prices are varied.
For whatever price of a product you find at one store, there is always a cheaper one elsewhere. There are many vendors selling exactly the goods you want. If you do not like the first price you at one store, you can simply move on to the next.
For any standard product, there are about five different options to choose from.
4. All similar goods are at one place.
You don't have to run around trying to find what you want. All same goods are grouped together at one spot.
5. You can bargain for a better price.
In Accra, the prices are never fixed. You have the option to reduce the price of an item by bargaining. If you are not good are bargaining, go with someone who is a pro to get the best deals.
6. Traders welcome you with endearments and songs.
Where else will you get such a warm welcome? Traders call for with names such as Obaa, Minua, Madam, Auntie and more.
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