English is an official language in Ghana. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Ghana.
The national currency in Ghana is Ghanaian cedi (GHS). The cedi (GH¢) is subdivided into 100 pesewa (Gp).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 13.19 GHS and 1 USD is worth 12.29 GHS.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Ghana is 59.41 Mbps and mobile is 13.4 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Ghana.11.45 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Ghana, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Ghana. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Ghana?
There are Mariott hotels in Accra.
There are no Hilton hotels in Ghana.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Ghana.
What fast food chains are present in Ghana?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Ghana.
The KFC chain operates in Ghana.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Ghana.
What is the weather like in Accra?
Weather data for Accra (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Emergency phones in Ghana
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances