Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 145,441
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 56,467
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 281
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 397
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 233
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 86
12 eggs, large Taka 110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 371
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 185
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 489
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,518
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 109
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 35,010
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 20,341
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,984
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 26,136
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 16,632
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 2,826
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 913
40” flat screen tv Taka 37,121
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,580
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 413
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 226
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,323
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 1,678
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 5,408
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,457,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 86
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,146
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 296
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 1,395
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,191
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 498
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 451
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 177
Tube of toothpaste Taka 206
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 307
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,410
2 tickets to the movies Taka 801
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,939
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,520
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,328
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 393
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 649
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.19
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,057
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 259

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:
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.

Prices recently added

  • 200 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dhaka costs Taka 875 (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Dhaka costs Taka 800 (8 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Dhaka costs Taka 300 (8 days ago)

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