Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 159,695
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 67,501
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 288
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 383
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 165
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 82
12 eggs, large Taka 116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 434
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 186
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 426
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,811
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 103
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 46,240
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 27,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,496
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 34,541
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 19,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 3,784
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,257
40” flat screen tv Taka 36,803
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 12,836
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 341
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 1,289
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,745
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 1,618
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,829
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,962
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,174,310
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,580
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 189
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 588
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 914
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 560
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 256
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 340
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 87
Tube of toothpaste Taka 102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 232
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,040
2 tickets to the movies Taka 886
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,026
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,404
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,227
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 393
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 572
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.70
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,895
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 277

Map of Cost of Living in Bangladesh

loading...

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

  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Dhaka costs Taka 18 (1 day ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Dhaka costs Taka 50 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Dhaka costs Taka 4,400 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Dhaka costs Taka 1,650,000 (1 day ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Dhaka costs Taka 4,000 (1 day ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Dhaka costs Taka 6,000 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Dhaka costs Taka 600 (1 day ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Dhaka costs Taka 1,200 (1 day ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 1 liter in Dhaka costs Taka 360 (1 day ago)
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Dhaka costs Taka 12,000 (1 day ago)