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Money and costs

Cedis (¢)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 14, 2019 11:19AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed C45
  • Fried rice in chop bar C5
  • Star Beer C6
  • Accra to Tamale by bus C65
  • Hotel room with bathroom & air-con C150
  • Pizza C35
  • Drink in a bar C10
  • Accra to Tamale flight C242
Top end (more than)
  • Room in lodge US$150
  • Two-course meal C80
  • Cocktail C22
  • 4WD with driver, US$120 per day

ATMs are virtually everywhere, with almost all accepting Visa (Stanbic's taking MasterCard and Maestro). Exchange bureaus are found in most major towns.


Tipping is not common in chop houses or cheap eateries, but is more expected in upscale venues (a tip of 10% to 15% should suffice). Porters or bag handlers at the airport and bus stations will often expect or ask for a tip. A cedi or two should be fine.