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Why Ghana?

Ghana’s Tourism Authority has launched a campaign to welcome home Black Americans who want an alternative to their experiences in the U.S. They make an appealing case, with cost of living in the bottom 25% of counties while infrastructure, safety, and healthcare are all in the top 50%. Beautiful beaches and growing cities are two big draws. Outside of the capital, you can find gorgeous, luxury homes at price points under $100k (be sure to learn how that works in Ghana), so that even if you struggle to find local work, you can live on a fraction of an American salary. Friendly, English-speaking people, high-quality international schools, and an easy visa process make Ghana an attractive option. However, LGBTQ folks beware — Ghana is extremely homophobic, and a new law could equal jail sentences for people charged with same-sex or transgender behaviors.

Should you move to Ghana?

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Ghana at a Glance

Bottom 25%

Safety Ranking:
Top 50%

Ranks Highly For:
Black Americans

Ranks Highly For:

Healthcare Ranking:
Top 50%

Infrastructure Ranking:
Bottom 50%

Government Style:
Flawed Democracy

Mostly Legal:
Abortion, Handguns

Online Guides

Our fave resources for making your move.

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International Living magazine has been helping their readers retire, move and invest overseas for over 40 years, but they don’t currently feature any countries in Africa.

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Their Living in Ghana Guide is an introduction to everything about the basics for moving to Ghana: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

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