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Accra is a very livable (and rapidly growing/developing) city and Ghana has been a great place to be. Traffic can be a hassle, nobody enjoys hopping the open sewers, and it can be irritating to visit several stores to get what you need for a special dinner, but there is a lot to enjoy, too. - May 2019

If you're in the Foreign Service, Accra and Dakar are probably the two nicest posts in West Africa. You can have a lot of fun here and save a lot of money. Just remember that this is a country where a lot of people will do anything (and I do mean anything) in order to survive, even if that means lying to make a buck. Great country though. - Aug 2017

Keep your expectations super low and you'll survive. - May 2014

The general consensus is that Accra is neither a great nor a horrible posting. Some people curtail, others extend. Most make what fun they can for two or three years and are satisfied to move to another place. In comparison to the rest of Western Africa, this is one of the better postings. In comparison to the rest of the world, this is a tough place. - Apr 2012

You really have to learn to adapt to live here and be ready for a roller coaster ride. Some days it is great to be here and others you really are not happy. It's very frustrating to run into some of the red tape here, but very rewarding when you can navigate it. Things are different here in pace and in method and it can take some getting used to. Find a group of friends, an activity or something like that soon after arrival; it will make your integration here that much easier. - Feb 2010

Ghana is probably one of the easiest countries in Sub-Saharan African to come to for work or a visit. That said, it is a third-world country and has its challenges. - May 2009

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