- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Dhaka
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 130% | |||
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Food in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 130% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 150 (E£ 34) | E£ 61 | - 45% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 446 (E£ 100) | E£ 48 | + 109% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 189 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 67% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Taka 75 (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 69% | |
12 eggs, large | Taka 105 (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | + 122% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 52 (E£ 12) | E£ 6 | + 84% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 372 (E£ 83) | E£ 27 | + 208% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 143 (E£ 32) | E£ 13 | + 143% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 23 (E£ 5.07) | E£ 3.74 | + 35% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 315 (E£ 70) | E£ 9 | + 688% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 1,798 (E£ 402) | E£ 89 | + 353% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 100 (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 145% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 45 (E£ 10) | E£ 2.71 | + 273% | |
Housing | + 43% | |||
Housing in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 31,787 (E£ 7,111) | E£ 4,450 | + 60% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 20,952 (E£ 4,687) | E£ 2,577 | + 82% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 4,905 (E£ 1,097) | E£ 218 | + 404% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 11,000 (E£ 2,461) | E£ 2,526 | - 3% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 7,250 (E£ 1,622) | E£ 1,181 | + 37% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 3,540 (E£ 792) | E£ 512 | + 55% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 1,956 (E£ 438) | E£ 443 | - 1% | |
40” flat screen TV | Taka 45,077 (E£ 10,084) | E£ 5,512 | + 83% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 16,997 (E£ 3,802) | E£ 1,699 | + 124% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 365 (E£ 82) | E£ 64 | + 29% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 144 (E£ 32) | E£ 19 | + 72% | |
Clothes | - 2% | |||
Clothes in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 2% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,575 (E£ 576) | E£ 645 | - 11% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,467 (E£ 552) | E£ 599 | - 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 6,021 (E£ 1,347) | E£ 1,046 | + 29% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 3,645 (E£ 815) | E£ 720 | + 13% | |
Transportation | + 73% | |||
Transportation in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 3,000,000 (E£ 671,087) | E£ 507,909 | + 32% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 88 (E£ 20) | E£ 3.02 | + 551% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 950 (E£ 213) | E£ 109 | + 95% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Taka 368 (E£ 82) | E£ 21 | + 294% | |
Personal Care | + 90% | |||
Personal Care in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 90% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 217 (E£ 48) | E£ 24 | + 100% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 385 (E£ 86) | E£ 76 | + 13% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 792 (E£ 177) | E£ 112 | + 59% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 360 (E£ 81) | E£ 30 | + 168% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 314 (E£ 70) | E£ 30 | + 135% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 382 (E£ 85) | E£ 27 | + 216% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 77 (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 37% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Taka 97 (E£ 22) | E£ 12 | + 88% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 264 (E£ 59) | E£ 39 | + 50% | |
Entertainment | + 92% | |||
Entertainment in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 92% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 979 (E£ 219) | E£ 119 | + 85% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Taka 700 (E£ 157) | E£ 73 | + 113% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 1,062 (E£ 238) | E£ 283 | - 16% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 2,929 (E£ 655) | E£ 233 | + 181% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 1,135 (E£ 254) | E£ 52 | + 387% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 128 (E£ 29) | E£ 24 | + 20% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 267 (E£ 60) | E£ 19 | + 207% | |
iPod nano 16GB | Taka 14,942 (E£ 3,342) | E£ 2,268 | + 47% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 2.47 (E£ 0.55) | E£ 0.23 | + 138% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 1,911 (E£ 427) | E£ 394 | + 9% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 200 (E£ 45) | E£ 26 | + 72% | |
TOTAL | + 74% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 1,472 prices entered by 207 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 24, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 74% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 24,326
(Taka 108,747)
in Dhaka
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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