includes the local currency, other currencies commonly accepted and where, credit or debit cards accepted, access to ATMs that accept U.S. ATM networks (and which networks are readily accessible), and acceptability of travelers checks.
Last Published: 8/12/2017
Ghana’s currency is the Cedi, the symbol: ‘’ is used or, alternatively, GH or GHS. The Bank of Ghana issues coins in 1 pesewa (cent), 5, 10, 20, and 50 pesewas as well as 1 cedi versions. Paper currency is issued in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cedi denominations. Ghana’s cedi was revalued in 2007 by ‘cutting’ four zeros from the currency. There remains some limited confusion about this policy; prices are occasionally quoted in millions of cedis when the actual cost is in the hundreds.

In 2017 the exchange rate has remained stable for the cedi at US$1 = GH4.1
 

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