Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 182,444
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 86,463
  • 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 230
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 360
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 186
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 112
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 565
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 163
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 459
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,498
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 69,161
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 38,721
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,871
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 40,269
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 25,689
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,188
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,184
40” flat screen tv Taka 37,952
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 417
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 852
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,820
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,240
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,495
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,346
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,957,960
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,498
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 147
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 576
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,109
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 406
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 237
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 405
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 86
Tube of toothpaste Taka 114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 240
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,140
2 tickets to the movies Taka 913
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,331
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,046
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,157
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 302
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 600
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.30
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,453
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 269

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

  • 1 kg of rice in Dhaka costs Taka 60 (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Dhaka costs Taka 20 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Dhaka costs Taka 900 (5 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Dhaka costs Taka 600 (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in normal area in Dhaka costs Taka 15,137 (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in expensive area in Dhaka costs Taka 20,182 (5 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 900 sqft in Dhaka costs Taka 2,541 (5 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 900 sqft in Dhaka costs Taka 15,248 (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Dhaka costs Taka 60 (5 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Dhaka costs Taka 35 (5 days ago)