- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Bangladesh**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 28% | |||
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Food in Bangladesh is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 327 (E£ 70) | E£ 141 | - 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 403 (E£ 86) | E£ 69 | + 25% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 155 (E£ 33) | E£ 40 | - 16% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Taka 74 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 12% | |

12 eggs, large | Taka 97 (E£ 21) | E£ 21 | - 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 62 (E£ 13) | E£ 11 | + 24% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 357 (E£ 76) | E£ 31 | + 143% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 146 (E£ 31) | E£ 25 | + 24% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 23 (E£ 4.89) | E£ 7 | - 26% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 272 (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 178% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 2,494 (E£ 531) | E£ 160 | + 232% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 99 (E£ 21) | E£ 12 | + 69% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 43 (E£ 9) | E£ 6 | + 50% | |

Housing | + 34% | |||

Housing in Bangladesh is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 44,462 (E£ 9,476) | E£ 8,119 | + 17% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 31,399 (E£ 6,692) | E£ 4,783 | + 40% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 4,909 (E£ 1,046) | E£ 882 | + 19% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 39,799 (E£ 8,482) | E£ 5,590 | + 52% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 23,642 (E£ 5,039) | E£ 3,470 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 4,134 (E£ 881) | E£ 579 | + 52% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 2,062 (E£ 440) | E£ 271 | + 62% | |

40” flat screen TV | Taka 42,558 (E£ 9,070) | E£ 6,218 | + 46% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 17,132 (E£ 3,651) | E£ 3,080 | + 19% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 291 (E£ 62) | E£ 86 | - 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 523 (E£ 112) | E£ 93 | + 19% | |

Clothes | - 43% | |||

Clothes in Bangladesh is 43% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,133 (E£ 455) | E£ 935 | - 51% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,294 (E£ 489) | E£ 801 | - 39% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 4,393 (E£ 936) | E£ 1,973 | - 53% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 3,787 (E£ 807) | E£ 1,308 | - 38% | |

Transportation | + 38% | |||

Transportation in Bangladesh is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 2,759,450 (E£ 588,132) | E£ 468,748 | + 25% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 93 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.19 | + 284% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 1,857 (E£ 396) | E£ 327 | + 21% | |

Personal Care | + 11% | |||

Personal Care in Bangladesh is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 249 (E£ 53) | E£ 40 | + 33% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 376 (E£ 80) | E£ 80 | + 0% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 1,289 (E£ 275) | E£ 259 | + 6% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 319 (E£ 68) | E£ 51 | + 33% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 268 (E£ 57) | E£ 52 | + 10% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 300 (E£ 64) | E£ 47 | + 37% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 84 (E£ 18) | E£ 20 | - 9% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Taka 105 (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 12% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 335 (E£ 71) | E£ 64 | + 12% | |

Entertainment | - 16% | |||

Entertainment in Bangladesh is 16% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 1,013 (E£ 216) | E£ 333 | - 35% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Taka 752 (E£ 160) | E£ 127 | + 26% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 2,781 (E£ 593) | E£ 700 | - 15% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 2,400 (E£ 512) | E£ 518 | - 1% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 640 (E£ 136) | E£ 93 | + 47% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 279 (E£ 59) | E£ 38 | + 57% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 524 (E£ 112) | E£ 55 | + 101% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Taka 35,756 (E£ 7,621) | E£ 11,085 | - 31% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 11 (E£ 2.41) | E£ 4.75 | - 49% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 2,853 (E£ 608) | E£ 729 | - 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 233 (E£ 50) | E£ 34 | + 47% | |

TOTAL | + 16% |

These prices were last updated on July 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.21313
EGP
/
BDT

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 5,885 prices entered by 683 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Bangladesh**
is
**16% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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