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Retire in Accra, Ghana

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 03, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to Accra, Ghana for its vibrant culture, diverse cuisine, and friendly people. There are several retirement communities in Accra, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Accra is typically around $100,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Accra is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit.

What is it like to retire in Accra?

"Retiring in Accra can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Accra is the capital of Ghana and has a vibrant and diverse population. The city is home to many parks and beaches, as well as a wide range of cultural attractions. Accra also has an international airport with direct flights to major cities around the world. Accra offers a warm tropical climate year-round, making it a great destination for retirees to enjoy the outdoors in. The cost of living in Accra is fairly affordable, with a range of housing options for retirees to choose from. Accra is a safe city, with a low crime rate and a friendly atmosphere. Retirees in Accra will have the opportunity to experience the culture of Ghana, as well as the culture of their fellow expats. Overall, Accra is a great place to retire and enjoy life, surrounded by the beauty and variety of nature," remarked another retiree in Accra.

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What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Accra?

"Retiring in Accra can be challenging for many reasons. The cost of living is often higher than in many other parts of the world, and the average quality of life may be lower than in other parts of the world as well. Additionally, basic infrastructure is often lacking, and access to healthcare and other necessary services may not always be easy or reliable. The quality of the housing stock in Accra is also a concern, with issues such as overcrowding, poor sanitation and inadequate plumbing common. Finally, the climate in Accra can be hot and humid, which can make it difficult for those used to other climates to acclimate," explained one retiree living in Accra.

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What are the most rewarding aspects of retiring in Accra?

"The most rewarding aspects of retiring in Accra include the possibility to explore the array of cultural experiences and activities, the sunny and warm weather, the opportunity to enjoy affordable and fresh cuisine, the availability of affordable housing, the public outdoor spaces and the vibrant nightlife. Retirees also benefit from the deep ties to Africa’s cultural heritage while taking advantage of numerous modern international amenities. Additionally, Accra offers numerous health services and is home to international airports, making it easy to travel to and from the city," remarked another retiree in Accra.

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How do I meet people in Accra?

When we asked people living in Accra about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"There are plenty of expat organisations and groups with various interests - gym, swim club, bridge, golf. movies etc. No matter what your interest you are bound to find a group to join or you can easily form one. Join those groups that interest you. For ladies NAWA is an excellent resource, so is expataccra," remarked another retiree in Accra.

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What is life like in Accra?

When we asked people living in Accra what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Everyone that works are usually pretty busy with it but there is also a lot os socialising with many functions a week on in town. We find we have to pick and choose what to do as otherwise there is just too much to do," said another retiree in Accra.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Accra?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Accra, they said:

"Housing is extremely expensive so make sure that your company provides adequate housing allowance as even the most expensive properties are of low quality. If you do not have an adequate housing allowance you might end up in a not very pleasant part of town and in a house that is virtually uninhabitable. Cost of living here is generally very expensive," explained a retiree in Accra.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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