Controversial US-based Ghanaian, Charlie Dior, has revealed that he spends Gh35,000 to Gh45,000 a month anytime he is in Ghana.
The self-acclaimed fashion critic made this revelation during an interview with Ghanaian blogger, Zionfelix at Charlie’s residence.
He explained that cost of living in America is relative to the state you find yourself in.
According to him, New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States of America.
He revealed that, to get a two-bedroom apartment in New York City, especially in Manhattan, a person will need between $5,000 to $10,000 per month.
The loudmouth fashion critic revealed that, to rent in the states, a person is required to provide his or her pay slip which proves that you are paid twice the amount of your rent.
This is due to the fact that the authorities don’t want a situation where a person will miss out on rent and be evicted without having a place to go and end up on the streets.
Speaking on the cost of living in Ghana, Charlie Dior described it as “crazy.”
“The cost of living here is crazy. I don’t know how you do it. Big shout out to all the Ghanaians. I don’t know how you are able to live in Ghana.”
He went on to say that, his experience whenever he comes to Ghana is crazily expensive and doesn’t make sense. Adding that almost everything from rent, food to transportation is all expensive.
“For me, coming here, it’s a lot. It’s crazily expensive. It doesn’t make sense to me. Food is expensive, transportation is expensive, Ubers, bolt, crazily expensive. How do you do it?”
In contrast, he revealed that, in America food is made cheap because the government considers that, if for nothing at all, citizens need to always eat.
He added that there are so many food stations which offer free foods to people who are hungry.
Charlie Dior indicated that, he doesn’t spend beyond one month in Ghana because of the high cost of living.
According to him, even though he doesn’t pay for most of the places he stays when he comes to Ghana, he spends Gh35,000 to Gh45,000 a month anytime she’s in the country.