Cost of living in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Chittagong

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 150,171
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 62,834
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 252
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 443
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 103
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 111
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 365
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 156
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 227
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,303
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 33,404
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 29,513
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,748
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 15,817
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,550
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,132
40” flat screen tv Taka 41,267
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 13,147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 394
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 300
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,582
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 1,425
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 3,775
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,562
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,500,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 84
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,330
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 150
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 600
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 900
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 175
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 225
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 274
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 83
Tube of toothpaste Taka 121
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 300
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies Taka 475
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 163
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 330
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 52,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,500
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 283
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 100 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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