Cost of living in Bangladesh

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 328
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 415
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 169
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 359
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 304
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,421
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 101
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 42,189
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 32,498
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,873
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 42,062
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 24,788
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,366
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,008
40” flat screen TV Taka 43,783
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,583
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 292
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 606
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,177
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,485
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,501
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,784
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,124,930
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 92
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,504
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 297
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 476
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,238
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 370
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 304
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 344
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 90
Tube of toothpaste Taka 110
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 326
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,455
2 tickets to the movies Taka 756
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,663
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 4,971
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,315
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 516
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 564
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 21
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,557
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 228

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

  • 10 eggs, large in Dhaka costs Taka 144 (7 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Dhaka costs Taka 550 (7 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Dhaka costs Taka 4.00 (7 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Dhaka costs Taka 1,600 (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Dhaka costs Taka 110 (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Dhaka costs Taka 50 (9 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Dhaka costs Taka 110 (9 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (9 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Dhaka costs Taka 550 (9 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Dhaka costs Taka 400 (9 days ago)