Cost of living in Bangladesh

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 302
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 414
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 368
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 276
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,525
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 45,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 33,623
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 38,672
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 23,451
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 4,030
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,183
40” flat screen TV Taka 43,433
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 17,716
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 302
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 517
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,361
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,386
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,358
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,865
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,863,950
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 92
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,188
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 283
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 492
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,257
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 328
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 279
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 318
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 87
Tube of toothpaste Taka 116
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 314
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,543
2 tickets to the movies Taka 744
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 4,335
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 5,081
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 698
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 323
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 482
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 22
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,020
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 231

Map of Cost of Living in Bangladesh

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This map shows only the top cities in Bangladesh. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (2 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Dhaka costs Taka 10 (2 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Kishorganj costs Taka 2,000 (4 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Kishorganj costs Taka 4,000 (4 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Kishorganj costs Taka 500 (4 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Kishorganj costs Taka 40,000 (4 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Kishorganj costs Taka 2,000 (4 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Kishorganj costs Taka 3,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Kishorganj costs Taka 60 (4 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Kishorganj costs Taka 60 (4 days ago)