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Experience in Accra, Ghana by Catherine

Published by Catherine Acquah — 14 days ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Accra, Accra, Ghana


What is it like to live in Accra? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Acccra is a very beautiful place in Ghana. To talk of economy content, it is averagely good because It is one of the busiest place in Ghana. A lot of businesses are started in Accra. From the perspective of a student like me Accra is very simple , good access to education, health , entertainment, good food and a hygienic environment. Everyone is solely independent and abreast with putting food on the table. People do all sorts of jobs just to survive.Accra is beautiful,it is the life of the party for Ghana

What is the student lifestyle like in Accra?

As a student as mentioned earlier life is simple, from transportation,food, education, it is very comfortable when you find yourself in the right institution. As a student in Accra you tend to find work faster than student in other cities. Accra all business are welcomed and patronized accordingly.

How much does it cost to live in Accra?

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,742.78€ (12,552.23₵) without rent.
A single person estimated monthly costs are 489.30€ (3,524.16₵) without rent.
Cost of living index in Accra is 56.56% lower than in Paris.
Rent in Accra is, on average, 57.92% lower than in Paris.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Accra? Is there any advice you can give?

Accra is the biggest and most populated city in Ghana. Finding apartments for rent in Accra can seem like a daunting task. There are many types of apartments in Ghana that will suit your needs. We have plush apartments, studio apartments, lofts, 1 bedrooms apartment, 2 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, garden apartments, furnished apartments and many more.
There are cheap apartments in Accra, Ghana that you can rent. You might even find a 2 bedroom self compound for rent in Accra that may suit your requirements.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

There are a lot of local dishes in Accra due to the migration of different people for different regions in Ghana. They are very good and delicious. Some of these dishes are as result of cultural traits from these diverse cities. Some dishes tell stories , some reunite family.My favorite dishes would be Fufu with light soup and a lot of meat .It is the best in my perspective originating from Kumasi because that is my native town. it is easy to cook and usually done in compound homes in Kumasi. As such reunites families. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Fufu_and_light_soup_with_meat.jpg

What places would you recommend visiting in Accra?

There are a lot of places of interest in Accra, like the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial park and Mausoleum, Labadi beach, The Osu castle,Botanical gardens and many more. It will surprise you these unique places have fascinating stories behind their development.

Is it good to eat out in Accra? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

I love my local food soo much I hardly eat outside home but for some continental dishes I would recommend, Coco lounge,Capitol, Paloma hotel etc

Is the nightlife good in Accra? Where is good to go?

At night it not so busy as during the day because everyone returns home in preparation for the next day . It is very quiet but can put one to a lot of risk especially when alone. I would advise you at least gave companion to walk with and avoid deserted places late at night to avoid any robbery or attacks

What advice would you give future students heading to Accra?

Enjoy every bit of it and take every opportunity,take time to associate with the people because we are known to be hospitable people and ready to render services. Sometimes the traffic might be time consuming but it is the culture. Also be very vigilant at all times attend to your items all the time never leave info for someone you don't know. Try not to be a victim and have all the fun you can


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