Cost of living in Bangladesh

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 378
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 438
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 220
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 102
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 330
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 148
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 318
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,478
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 101
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 43,806
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 35,106
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 46,238
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 24,863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 2,602
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,713
40” flat screen TV Taka 41,130
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,071
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 307
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 549
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,210
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,415
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,111
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,953
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,739,980
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 88
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,280
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 300
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 540
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,187
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 339
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 302
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 359
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 107
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 300
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 951
2 tickets to the movies Taka 760
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,046
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,831
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,364
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 305
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 501
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 22
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,337
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 230

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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 200 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Dhaka costs Taka 2,200 (1 day ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dhaka costs Taka 350 (1 day ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Dhaka costs Taka 250 (1 day ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Dhaka costs Taka 360 (1 day ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Dhaka costs Taka 225 (1 day ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dhaka costs Taka 1,000 (1 day ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Dhaka costs Taka 5,000 (1 day ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Dhaka costs Taka 8,000 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Dhaka costs Taka 2,000 (1 day ago)