Ghana

Capital Accra

Population 27,670,174

Area 238,533 km2

Key facts

Ghana is a country located in Western Africa. There are 3 countries (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo) that Ghana shares its borders with.

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 10.33 GHS and 1 USD is worth 10.52 GHS.

Ghanaian
Banknotes

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Ghanaian
Coins

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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 52.7 Mbps and mobile is 12.78 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 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.

Socket types

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.

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

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).

Food & Hotels

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.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Ghana.

There are Radisson hotels in Accra.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Ghana.

What fast food chains are present in Ghana?

Fufu are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Ghana. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Ghana below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Ghana.

The KFC chain operates in Ghana.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Ghana.

The Subway chain does not operate in Ghana.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Ghana.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Ghana.

Weather

Today the sun in Accra, rises at 5:46 AM and sets at 5:51 PM. The climate of Accra may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Partly cloudlyLow: 24.5°C (76.1°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 24.3°C (75.74°F)High: 29.6°C (85.28°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 31.5°C (88.7°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 27.4°C (81.32°F)

Weather data for Accra (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 4 cities. You can use Bolt in 4 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Ghana.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.5, Ghana is placed 76th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Ghana traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 25.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Ghana

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

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

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Ghana?

Currently, citizens of 58 countries can enter Ghana without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Ghana.

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