Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 260,488
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 108,746
  • 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 859
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 711
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 246
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 98
12 eggs, large Taka 164
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 112
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 625
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 334
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 779
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,722
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 133
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 169
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 58,353
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 45,554
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 6,854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 142,206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 56,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 8,881
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,229
40” flat screen tv Taka 60,260
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 37,692
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 919
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 200
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 3,344
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,984
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 9,054
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 9,196
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 5,330,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 108
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 3,828
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 836
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 876
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,543
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 409
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 736
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 777
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 104
Tube of toothpaste Taka 129
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 313
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,462
2 tickets to the movies Taka 1,023
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 3,581
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 3,800
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,519
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 605
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 626
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 3.07
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,982
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 319

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

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dhaka costs Taka 1,000 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 200 (5 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Chittagong costs Taka 130 (7 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Dhaka costs Taka 2,000 (7 days ago)

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