Cost To Build A House In Ghana

How much does it cost to build a house in Ghana? That’s one of the first questions that home buyers ask when they want to purchase land and build a house. The answer, however, may not be as simple as you think. There are many factors that determine the cost of building a house and the price can vary depending on your location, size and whether you want an apartment or a bungalow. So here is an overview of what some go through when building houses in Ghana:

Land Buying Advice

Buying land for your home is one of the most important decisions to make, so it’s worth taking time to understand the process. If you are planning on building in Ghana, be aware that there are many things you must consider before buying a piece of land.

First, make sure that the developer is reputable and has been around for some time. It is also important to get a title deed from them once you have paid for the land and signed into an agreement with them. You can request one from the Lands Commission or Land Registry if necessary because these documents will show exactly who owns what area around your new home site.

Next, hire a surveyor who will inspect your plot of land and check all boundaries against existing surveys (if any), as well as drainage and flood risk issues within close proximity to where they plan on building their house in Ghana; this should include checking nearby rivers/streams which could overflow during heavy rainfalls causing flooding damage due t

Cost Of Building Materials

The cost of building materials in Ghana is high. Most of the building materials are imported, so they are more expensive. On top of that, frequent strikes by factory workers have made it difficult for contractors to get their supplies on time and at good prices.

You can buy low-quality local materials too, but they may not be as strong or long lasting as those that you would find in better quality shops at home. The best option may be to go with a reputable supplier who can offer you a quotation based on your needs and budget

Labour Cost

The cost of labour is a major component of the total cost of building a house. The cost of labour can be determined by the type of house you are building, as well as the number of workers needed to build the house. Labour costs are influenced by factors such as unemployment in Ghana and wages that vary between urban and rural areas.

The average wage for construction workers in Ghana ranges around $1300 to $1600 per month (GHS30000 – GHS45000), but it varies depending on location, experience and skill level.

Architectural And Engineering Costs

Architectural and engineering costs are usually 10% of the total cost of building a house. The architects and engineers design your house, help you get all the necessary permits, oversee construction and ensure that it is built according to code.

The cost for an architect will depend on his/her experience and reputation in Ghana. An architect with more than 20 years’ experience will charge between $100-300 per hour while an inexperienced architect can charge as low as $40 per hour.

The engineer’s fee will also depend on his/her experience but not as much as that of an architect because he only needs to do site analysis, site supervision and prepare building plans which are mostly done by junior engineers who work under their seniors’ supervision

Government Fees And Operating Expenses

In Ghana, government fees and operating expenses are the same for all houses. These include: insurance, maintenance, security and cleaning.

Government fees and operating expenses are usually paid by the owner of the house.

Cost to build a house in Ghana as at August 2016

A three-bedroom house built in Ghana as at August 2016 will cost you an average of US$80 per square meter.

In Accra, the capital city, a three-bedroom house is expected to cost around US$100 per square meter (US$8,000). The average price of a 4-bedroom house in Accra is about US$125 per square meter (US$10,000) and in East Legon it’s about US$150 per square meter (US$12,500).

Cost per square meter of a three-bedroom house in Accra

This is a very basic guide to the costs of building a house in Ghana. It covers the cost of materials, labour and other expenses involved in putting up your own home.

Note that these figures are provided as a guide only, since each project is unique and has specific requirements that need to be determined before an accurate estimate can be made.

Cost per square meter of a four-bedroom house in Accra

The cost of a four-bedroom house in Accra is approximately $25,000 USD. The cost of a four-bedroom house in East Legon, on the other hand, is about $12,000 USD.

The average cost per square meter for a four-bedroom house between both regions is about $723 USD for East Legon and about $361 USD for Accra.

Cost per square meter of a four-bedroom house in East Legon

The cost of a four-bedroom house in East Legon is $1,750 per square meter.

The cost of a three-bedroom house in Accra is $1,550 per square meter.

This means that the price of land for a four-bedroom house in East Legon is almost double that of similar sized homes elsewhere in Ghana.

Production/construction costs

There are three main categories of production costs. Materials, labor and contractors.


This includes all items that are used to build your house. This includes bricks, cement blocks, wood, roofing materials, and the like. You can use local materials but it’s advisable to go for high-quality ones so your house will last you a long time.


The time taken by workers who build your home is called labor cost or manpower fee (or man hours). You should hire experienced workers who have built many houses before because they know better how to do things right than beginners do. Also, remember that skilled workers can do more work in less time than unskilled ones so it’s better if one skilled worker does all the work instead of two unskilled ones doing half each. It is also important not only look at these factors when hiring builders but also make sure they have proper insurance coverage from incidents such as fire accidents during construction work – this can save you thousands down the line when something goes wrong.


A good foundation is the most important part of any house. A solid foundation is what keeps your home from sinking into the ground, or even worse, falling down. It’s also important to note that if you want to build a nice home for yourself and your family, you don’t want your family living in a house that has crooked walls or floors.

The first step in laying out a foundation is to determine what type of soil you will be building on. This means finding out whether there are any rocks or other hard materials underneath where you plan on building your house. If there are rocks underneath where you plan on building then these should be removed before laying out any concrete slabs as this will make it easier for people walking around outside when they visit friends/family members who live nearby. It will also ensure that everyone can walk without stumbling over larger areas because they may not realize how much weight these large boulders could hold up against each other if left unchecked over time – which could cause serious damage both inside and outside.


Roofing is an important part of a house. It protects you from the elements, it makes your home look good and it can be used for some great DIY projects.

There are many different types of roofing available today, but I’m going to focus on asphalt shingles because they’re easy to install and do not require much maintenance. In addition, they are durable enough for most climates (except tropical) as well as being low-cost compared with other options such as slate tiles or metal roofs which can cost more than double what asphalt shingles do.

The average price per square foot for these materials is anywhere between $8-$10 depending on what type of material you choose – whether it’s clay tile or metal sheeting – as well as where in the world you live (some countries have higher costs due.


  • Water supply
  • Sewerage system
  • Electricity connection
  • Telephone and internet connection


Finishes are the materials used in decorating a house. They include tiles and laminates, which are used as flooring, as well as wood, which is used for ceilings and doors.

The cost of finishing material depends on what you choose. The price of a finish may also vary according to its quality. For example, ceramic tiles can be expensive but they are durable and long lasting. On the other hand, laminate is cheap but will not last long if it’s not maintained properly


Pillars are important for the strength of your house. They should be well spaced out, sturdy and able to support the roof. If you have a small budget but want a sturdy house, it is better to have pillars made from cement blocks rather than bricks because cement blocks are cheaper than bricks. However, if you have enough money and want something luxurious then bricks would be better since they look good and are strong as well.


Benches are a must in every house. They can be used for sitting, eating and sleeping. The type of bench you install will determine how comfortable your home is as well as its longevity. There are different types of benches that can be installed in your house such as wooden benches, metal garden benches and wicker outdoor furniture which are all durable but they have their own benefits and disadvantages depending on what you need them for.

A good wooden bench should be made out of quality materials like hardwood or teak wood because these materials are strong enough to last long even when exposed to the elements such as rainwater or sunrays from the sun during hot weather conditions throughout the year; This means that once you invest in installing this type of bench in your home or garden it won’t wear out easily even after years pass by without maintenance work being done on it regularly like other cheaper options available in markets today.

Quality of sand in Accra

Sand quality is important for the strength of your foundation because it will affect how well your house can withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters. Sandy soil is not good for the walls or roof because it can easily crumble when there’s too much pressure on top of it. Also, sandy soil doesn’t hold up well when wet—it can get saturated and cause leaks in the roof, which gets into your home and ruins all of your belongings.

be careful when buying lands and building houses in Ghana

When buying lands and building houses in Ghana, it is important to be careful. While the cost of building a house in Ghana depends on the size of the house, location, and quality of materials used, it is much higher compared to other countries. The price has also increased over time due to inflation rate and government policies.

In conclusion,

In conclusion, it is important to note that the cost to build a house in Ghana varies significantly depending on the location and size of your home. The cost of construction materials and local labour rates also impact this price tag. However, with careful planning and budgeting, you can still have a beautiful home without breaking your bank account.

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