- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Dhaka
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 78% | |||
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Food in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 78% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 150 (E£ 32) | E£ 68 | - 53% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 428 (E£ 92) | E£ 60 | + 52% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 167 (E£ 36) | E£ 32 | + 10% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Taka 74 (E£ 16) | E£ 13 | + 25% | |
12 eggs, large | Taka 105 (E£ 22) | E£ 16 | + 36% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 50 (E£ 11) | E£ 6 | + 74% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 431 (E£ 92) | E£ 27 | + 240% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 145 (E£ 31) | E£ 15 | + 107% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 23 (E£ 4.98) | E£ 5.21 | - 4% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 273 (E£ 58) | E£ 14 | + 323% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 1,807 (E£ 387) | E£ 88 | + 337% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 99 (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 121% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 46 (E£ 10) | E£ 2.28 | + 332% | |
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£ 6,805) | E£ 4,826 | + 41% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 20,952 (E£ 4,485) | E£ 2,486 | + 80% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 4,685 (E£ 1,003) | E£ 245 | + 309% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 11,000 (E£ 2,355) | E£ 2,488 | - 5% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 7,250 (E£ 1,552) | E£ 1,489 | + 4% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 3,586 (E£ 768) | E£ 238 | + 222% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 1,946 (E£ 417) | E£ 397 | + 5% | |
40” flat screen TV | Taka 43,171 (E£ 9,242) | E£ 6,060 | + 53% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 15,096 (E£ 3,232) | E£ 1,489 | + 117% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 349 (E£ 75) | E£ 60 | + 24% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 144 (E£ 31) | E£ 17 | + 83% | |
Clothes | - 10% | |||
Clothes in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 10% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,575 (E£ 551) | E£ 735 | - 25% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,467 (E£ 528) | E£ 604 | - 13% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 6,468 (E£ 1,385) | E£ 1,360 | + 2% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 3,319 (E£ 711) | E£ 581 | + 22% | |
Transportation | + 118% | |||
Transportation in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 118% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 3,000,000 (E£ 642,258) | E£ 348,808 | + 84% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 92 (E£ 20) | E£ 3.19 | + 520% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 950 (E£ 203) | E£ 123 | + 66% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Taka 494 (E£ 106) | E£ 21 | + 407% | |
Personal Care | + 79% | |||
Personal Care in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 79% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 194 (E£ 42) | E£ 24 | + 72% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 340 (E£ 73) | E£ 90 | - 19% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 736 (E£ 158) | E£ 98 | + 61% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 376 (E£ 81) | E£ 30 | + 168% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 266 (E£ 57) | E£ 19 | + 201% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 296 (E£ 63) | E£ 23 | + 182% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 74 (E£ 16) | E£ 13 | + 25% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Taka 100 (E£ 21) | E£ 12 | + 86% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 284 (E£ 61) | E£ 28 | + 119% | |
Entertainment | + 57% | |||
Entertainment in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 57% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 1,183 (E£ 253) | E£ 119 | + 113% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Taka 700 (E£ 150) | E£ 80 | + 87% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 1,105 (E£ 237) | E£ 323 | - 27% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 3,006 (E£ 644) | E£ 214 | + 201% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 1,135 (E£ 243) | E£ 52 | + 366% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 128 (E£ 27) | E£ 24 | + 15% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 267 (E£ 57) | E£ 19 | + 193% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | Taka 56,833 (E£ 12,167) | E£ 12,013 | + 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 2.96 (E£ 0.63) | E£ 0.23 | + 172% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 1,911 (E£ 409) | E£ 433 | - 6% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 200 (E£ 43) | E£ 26 | + 66% | |
TOTAL | + 68% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,695 prices entered by 246 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 18, 2017.
Exchange rate:
0.21409
EGP
/
BDT
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Cost of living in Dhaka (Bangladesh) is 68% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 21,784
(Taka 101,752)
in Dhaka
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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