Cost of living in Bangladesh

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 325
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 407
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 155
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 360
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 272
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,441
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 43
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 43,535
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 31,399
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,909
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 39,799
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 23,642
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 4,134
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,062
40” flat screen TV Taka 42,558
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 17,132
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 291
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 523
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,133
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,294
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,393
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,787
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,759,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 93
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,857
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 249
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 376
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,289
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 319
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 268
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 300
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 84
Tube of toothpaste Taka 105
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 335
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,013
2 tickets to the movies Taka 752
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,781
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,400
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 640
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 279
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 524
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 11
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,853
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 233

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

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Dhaka costs Taka 20,330 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 215 (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dhaka costs Taka 225 (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Dhaka costs Taka 300 (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Dhaka costs Taka 3,500 (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Dhaka costs Taka 750 (3 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Dhaka costs Taka 1,500 (3 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Dhaka costs Taka 88 (3 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dhaka costs Taka 1,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Dhaka costs Taka 94 (3 days ago)