Ghana

Drinking water from the tap is not generally considered to be safe, so choices include plastic bottled water eg. Voltic, 1.5 litre, c. GHS1.00, boiled or filtered tap water, and "pure water" sachets. These sachets are filtered and come in 500mL portions. At least one study has suggested bottled water to be the safest choice. Although "pure water" sachets are more easily accessible and very cheaper 10 pesawas each, 2.3% of sachets tested were found to contain faecal bacteria. If you want to play it safe, stick with carbonated beverages or bottled water.

In Accra's expat visited bars, a beer will usually cost between GHS4.00 and GH₵8.00. Fruit juices GH₵1.50, water GH₵1.00 to GH₵1.50. Star and Club are two of the more popular beers served. For a more interesting and rewarding experience, visit a "spot," a bar signified by the blue and white stripes on the outside of the building. These spots are prevalent in every city and even smaller towns. They are cheaper beer often between GH₵2.00 and GH₵4.00 and you will undoubtedly be able to meet some local Ghanaians as well as hear the newest hip-life songs.

Soft drinks such as Coke, Fanta, 7UP called "minerals" by locals are widely available for GH₵0.80.

Be aware that the bottles that minerals or beer is served to you in are owned by the bottling company-if you do not return it to the seller, they stand to lose GH₵0.50 -- more than you most likely paid for the drink. If you are not going to consume the drink at the "spot" or at the roadside stand, make sure you let the seller know. Often, you will be asked for a deposit which will be returned upon the return of the bottle.

Palm wine is a drink common in various parts of Africa, and is made from the sap of palm trees. It is best if you can find it somewhere where it has been freshly tapped.