Ghana - Country Guide for Expats

Capital City

Accra

Currency

Ghanaian Cedi

(1 GHS = 13.08 INR)

(1 GHS = 0.17 USD)

President

Nana Akufo-Addo

Official language

English

Government

Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Population

2.88 crores (2017) World Bank

Time Difference to India

Ghana is 05.30 hours behind India









Capital City- Accra:  It is the largest and most densely populated city in Ghana. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and commercial sectors, fishing and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, textiles, clothing and chemicals. Tourism is becoming a thriving source of business for those in arts and crafts, historical sites and local travel and tour agents.

Cultural and Social Environment: Ghana is regarded as one of the safest countries in Africa. Petty level crimes are there but violence against expatriates is minimal as compared to other African countries. Indian Cultural society is there where Indians gather during festival. It has National Parks, museums, beaches, supermarkets etc. Indian daily soaps are very popular in Ghana and people watch them very fondly. One can watch Indian TC channels like Star TV, Sony Liv, Sony Sab. Every week, Indian movies are getting released in Ghana.

Educational Facilities: Educational facility in Ghana is better than other neighboring countries. It has CBSE, ICSE and local Ghanaian schools. Education cost for up to graduation may cost around USD 4000 to 12000 per year depending on the level of education. 

Medical Facilities: Indian hospitals and mutli specialty hospitals are available in Ghana. Medical staff majorly consists of local people, but we can find Indian doctors and nurses in some hospitals. Medical cost is relatively high and risky, so it is suggested not to undergo any serious medical treatment in Ghana. 

Major Industries: Industrial sector comprise of Manufacturing (mainly plastic, packaging and food), oil and gas and mining.

Political Environment:  Ghana adopted unitary presidential constitutional democracy after 1993, until then it was under military rule. Ghana is a political stable country and attracts many foreign investors to invest in Ghana which helps economy to boom.

Job Opportunities for Expats: Ghana has ample amount of opportunities which attracts many expatriates. There are various communities formed by expatriates which helps them to stay together and enjoy during festivals. Average cost of living per person in Ghana is USD 1300 to USD 1700 per month (including rent, utilities, driver, maid etc).

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