THE COST TO BUILD A HOUSE IN AFRICA

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Hi guys,

I came across this graph and thought I should share it with you. As I always get asked how much it costs to build a house in Ghana and how much one should budget when coming to build.

This is a regional guide to show the construction cost of a residential building in Africa, breaking it down into the North, East, South, Central and West of Africa…Look at what region is the most expensive to build.

construct cost - towighanaSo…West Africa is the most expensive per square metre when it comes to constructing a residential building in Africa. So as Ghana is in this region, it shows that the cost of materials like iron rods and cement are quite pricey compared to the rest of Africa. West Africa ranked the most expensive in all types of residential buildings whereas South Africa ranked higher for high rise apartments but lower for low rise apartments compared to East Africa and Central Africa.

For a single detached house, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • South Africa
  • North Africa (Least Expensive)

For a low rise apartment, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • East Africa
  • Central Africa
  • North Africa
  • South Africa (Least Expensive)

For a high rise apartment, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • South Africa
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • North Africa (Least Expensive)

The fact that South Africa is home to the most millionaires in Africa, I actually thought South of Africa would be the most expensive throughout.

Does this revelation surprise you?


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8 Comments on THE COST TO BUILD A HOUSE IN AFRICA

  1. Very interesting. I take it these figures are per Sq metre
    Most of the time the cost escalates because of the dupping by the contractors and the workers. It’s frustrating overcharging, stealing of materials,you end up paying double for what you end up with.
    Thanks for the info👍🏾👍🏾🇬🇭🇬🇭

    • Exactly and that’s the problem with building in Ghana especially when you are not there. Being there can help minimise the loss.

  2. Thank you SOO much for this information. I plan to move to Ghana in a couple of years and want to build a house before I get there. You’ve given me much to think about

  3. There is no way this is accurate! It must be propaganda to keep us promo Ghana. This would mean that it would cost you per sq feet 400+ american dollars. In the use to build a 293,000 home you are paying about $150 per sq ft.

    Armech Homes build a huge 2 story home in 15 days in Ghana. (search youtube)

    Others but a simple home with brick in 10 days, one floor 2 bedrooms a kitchen and 1 bath.

    We are creating a African American Travelers group and coming together with others to build the first African American community. benyisrael144k@yahoo.com Join Us.

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