- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Dhaka
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 76% | |||
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Food in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 76% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 150 (E£ 32) | E£ 68 | - 52% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 414 (E£ 90) | E£ 63 | + 42% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 162 (E£ 35) | E£ 31 | + 12% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Taka 75 (E£ 16) | E£ 13 | + 26% | |
12 eggs, large | Taka 105 (E£ 23) | E£ 16 | + 37% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 47 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 65% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 376 (E£ 81) | E£ 29 | + 181% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 145 (E£ 31) | E£ 15 | + 108% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 23 (E£ 4.99) | E£ 5.21 | - 4% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 298 (E£ 65) | E£ 14 | + 367% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 1,829 (E£ 396) | E£ 88 | + 347% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 99 (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 112% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 43 (E£ 9) | E£ 2.60 | + 260% | |
Housing | + 42% | |||
Housing in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 42% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 31,787 (E£ 6,875) | E£ 4,715 | + 46% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 20,952 (E£ 4,532) | E£ 2,520 | + 80% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 3,754 (E£ 812) | E£ 253 | + 221% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 11,000 (E£ 2,379) | E£ 2,488 | - 4% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 7,250 (E£ 1,568) | E£ 1,489 | + 5% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 3,337 (E£ 722) | E£ 238 | + 203% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 1,981 (E£ 429) | E£ 397 | + 8% | |
40” flat screen TV | Taka 42,611 (E£ 9,217) | E£ 6,060 | + 52% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 16,743 (E£ 3,622) | E£ 1,489 | + 143% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 329 (E£ 71) | E£ 60 | + 19% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 123 (E£ 27) | E£ 17 | + 58% | |
Clothes | - 12% | |||
Clothes in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 12% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,575 (E£ 557) | E£ 735 | - 24% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,467 (E£ 534) | E£ 604 | - 12% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 5,769 (E£ 1,248) | E£ 1,448 | - 14% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 3,145 (E£ 680) | E£ 581 | + 17% | |
Transportation | + 120% | |||
Transportation in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 120% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 3,000,000 (E£ 648,895) | E£ 348,808 | + 86% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 91 (E£ 20) | E£ 3.19 | + 519% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 950 (E£ 205) | E£ 123 | + 68% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Taka 532 (E£ 115) | E£ 21 | + 451% | |
Personal Care | + 80% | |||
Personal Care in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 80% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 161 (E£ 35) | E£ 24 | + 44% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 304 (E£ 66) | E£ 90 | - 27% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 660 (E£ 143) | E£ 98 | + 46% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 384 (E£ 83) | E£ 30 | + 177% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 256 (E£ 55) | E£ 19 | + 193% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 297 (E£ 64) | E£ 23 | + 185% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 76 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 31% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Taka 99 (E£ 21) | E£ 12 | + 85% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 224 (E£ 48) | E£ 28 | + 74% | |
Entertainment | + 68% | |||
Entertainment in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 68% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 1,189 (E£ 257) | E£ 119 | + 117% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Taka 700 (E£ 151) | E£ 86 | + 76% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 1,121 (E£ 243) | E£ 266 | - 9% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 2,828 (E£ 612) | E£ 214 | + 186% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 1,081 (E£ 234) | E£ 52 | + 348% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 128 (E£ 28) | E£ 24 | + 16% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 497 (E£ 107) | E£ 19 | + 451% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Taka 59,224 (E£ 12,810) | E£ 12,013 | + 7% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 2.74 (E£ 0.59) | E£ 0.23 | + 155% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 1,911 (E£ 413) | E£ 433 | - 5% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 200 (E£ 43) | E£ 26 | + 67% | |
TOTAL | + 70% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,835 prices entered by 265 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 13, 2017.
Exchange rate:
0.21630
EGP
/
BDT
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Cost of living in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 70% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 25,510
(Taka 117,940)
in Dhaka
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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