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The Cost of Commuting in Accra

Posted in Africa, and Personal

How much does commuting in Accra cost the average Ghanaian and the nation as a whole, each day, month and year?

Note: Scroll to the bottom for the insights. The insights will be updated every month. The more responses, the better.

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This under-20-seconds survey seeks to hear your feedback on how much time it takes you to commute in Accra.

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Insights Update (Apr 9, 2018)


Element Value
Total Responses 31
Respondents in Accra^ 29
Average Worth 6.31$
Average Commute Time 2.03 hours

79.3% of respondents think proper rail routes throughout Accra to other nearby suburbs can fix traffic.

From the above stats, these insights could be drawn*

  • If and when the average commuter in Accra, is worth 6.31$ per hour, and commutes each day using 2.03 hours, of a five-working days, then:
    • each day: 12.62 $ on commuting time (worth x hours = $daily)
    • each week: 63.1 $ on commuting time (worth x hours x (5 x $daily) = $weekly)
    • each month: 252.4 $ of commuting time (worth x hours x  (4 x $weekly) = $monthly)
    • each year: 3,028.8 $ of commuting time (worth x hours x (12 x $monthly) = $yearly)

The above values will be updated each month.

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* The above survey is conducted on the basis of assuming the highest hourly rate of a respondent is equal to or less than 10$. Goal is to target the “at least” type of stats. We understand many professionals in the country do earn over 10$ an hour. However, such higher values would mean higher averages, thus even if responded earns more than 10$, we encourage responded to simply select 10$.

^ At least those who indicated as living and commuting in Accra