- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 27% | |||
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Food in Bangladesh is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 301 (E£ 64) | E£ 149 | - 57% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 406 (E£ 87) | E£ 70 | + 24% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 164 (E£ 35) | E£ 39 | - 11% | |

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

12 eggs, large | Taka 96 (E£ 20) | E£ 22 | - 7% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 60 (E£ 13) | E£ 11 | + 21% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 368 (E£ 79) | E£ 32 | + 145% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 145 (E£ 31) | E£ 25 | + 23% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 23 (E£ 4.95) | E£ 6 | - 23% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 283 (E£ 60) | E£ 21 | + 181% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 2,525 (E£ 539) | E£ 162 | + 232% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 98 (E£ 21) | E£ 12 | + 71% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 44 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.94 | + 59% | |

Housing | + 33% | |||

Housing in Bangladesh is 33% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 44,752 (E£ 9,555) | E£ 8,349 | + 14% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 33,623 (E£ 7,178) | E£ 4,960 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 4,624 (E£ 987) | E£ 939 | + 5% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 38,672 (E£ 8,256) | E£ 6,082 | + 36% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 23,451 (E£ 5,007) | E£ 3,803 | + 32% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 4,030 (E£ 860) | E£ 607 | + 42% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 2,183 (E£ 466) | E£ 250 | + 87% | |

40” flat screen TV | Taka 43,433 (E£ 9,273) | E£ 6,202 | + 50% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 17,716 (E£ 3,782) | E£ 3,087 | + 23% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 302 (E£ 64) | E£ 97 | - 33% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 517 (E£ 110) | E£ 85 | + 30% | |

Clothes | - 39% | |||

Clothes in Bangladesh is 39% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,361 (E£ 504) | E£ 944 | - 47% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,386 (E£ 509) | E£ 782 | - 35% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 4,358 (E£ 930) | E£ 1,872 | - 50% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 3,865 (E£ 825) | E£ 1,232 | - 33% | |

Transportation | + 34% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 2,863,950 (E£ 611,453) | E£ 460,034 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 92 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.63 | + 250% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 2,188 (E£ 467) | E£ 424 | + 10% | |

Personal Care | + 13% | |||

Personal Care in Bangladesh is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 283 (E£ 60) | E£ 37 | + 63% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 492 (E£ 105) | E£ 79 | + 33% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 1,257 (E£ 268) | E£ 314 | - 14% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 328 (E£ 70) | E£ 51 | + 37% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 279 (E£ 60) | E£ 52 | + 15% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 318 (E£ 68) | E£ 48 | + 43% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 87 (E£ 19) | E£ 21 | - 9% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Taka 116 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 20% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 314 (E£ 67) | E£ 64 | + 5% | |

Entertainment | + 14% | |||

Entertainment in Bangladesh is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 1,543 (E£ 329) | E£ 329 | + 0% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Taka 744 (E£ 159) | E£ 131 | + 22% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 4,335 (E£ 926) | E£ 693 | + 34% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 5,081 (E£ 1,085) | E£ 488 | + 122% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 698 (E£ 149) | E£ 91 | + 64% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 323 (E£ 69) | E£ 39 | + 78% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 482 (E£ 103) | E£ 56 | + 83% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Taka 35,756 (E£ 7,634) | E£ 10,910 | - 30% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 22 (E£ 4.62) | E£ 4.61 | + 0% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 3,020 (E£ 645) | E£ 776 | - 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 231 (E£ 49) | E£ 35 | + 41% | |

TOTAL | + 21% |

These prices were last updated on September 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.21350
EGP
/
BDT

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 5,458 prices entered by 681 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Bangladesh**
is
**21% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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