- Cost of Living
- Bangladesh
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 39% | |||
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Food in Bangladesh is 39% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Taka 335 (E£ 72) | E£ 142 | - 49% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Taka 428 (E£ 92) | E£ 69 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Taka 173 (E£ 37) | E£ 39 | - 4% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Taka 74 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 10% | |

12 eggs, large | Taka 98 (E£ 21) | E£ 21 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Taka 58 (E£ 12) | E£ 10 | + 22% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Taka 373 (E£ 80) | E£ 32 | + 152% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Taka 148 (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 29% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Taka 24 (E£ 5.21) | E£ 7 | - 23% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Taka 338 (E£ 72) | E£ 22 | + 230% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Taka 2,417 (E£ 518) | E£ 146 | + 256% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Taka 101 (E£ 22) | E£ 12 | + 74% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Taka 46 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.81 | + 72% | |

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 42,612 (E£ 9,132) | E£ 8,190 | + 12% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Taka 35,009 (E£ 7,502) | E£ 5,267 | + 42% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Taka 4,026 (E£ 863) | E£ 908 | - 5% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Taka 44,270 (E£ 9,487) | E£ 6,098 | + 56% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Taka 26,672 (E£ 5,716) | E£ 3,794 | + 51% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Taka 3,605 (E£ 772) | E£ 610 | + 27% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Taka 2,007 (E£ 430) | E£ 235 | + 83% | |

40” flat screen TV | Taka 43,423 (E£ 9,305) | E£ 6,021 | + 55% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Taka 14,696 (E£ 3,149) | E£ 3,030 | + 4% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Taka 299 (E£ 64) | E£ 102 | - 37% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Taka 545 (E£ 117) | E£ 91 | + 28% | |

Clothes | - 31% | |||

Clothes in Bangladesh is 31% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Taka 2,215 (E£ 475) | E£ 874 | - 46% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Taka 2,647 (E£ 567) | E£ 761 | - 25% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Taka 4,735 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 1,831 | - 45% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Taka 4,152 (E£ 890) | E£ 1,123 | - 21% | |

Transportation | + 41% | |||

Transportation in Bangladesh is 41% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Taka 3,003,560 (E£ 643,643) | E£ 444,807 | + 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Taka 93 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 231% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Taka 2,382 (E£ 511) | E£ 435 | + 17% | |

Personal Care | + 19% | |||

Personal Care in Bangladesh is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Taka 419 (E£ 90) | E£ 37 | + 141% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Taka 522 (E£ 112) | E£ 75 | + 49% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Taka 1,181 (E£ 253) | E£ 351 | - 28% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Taka 370 (E£ 79) | E£ 60 | + 32% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Taka 293 (E£ 63) | E£ 49 | + 28% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Taka 361 (E£ 77) | E£ 48 | + 62% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Taka 91 (E£ 20) | E£ 25 | - 22% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Taka 107 (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | + 23% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Taka 317 (E£ 68) | E£ 70 | - 3% | |

Entertainment | + 6% | |||

Entertainment in Bangladesh is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Taka 951 (E£ 204) | E£ 320 | - 36% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Taka 793 (E£ 170) | E£ 133 | + 28% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Taka 3,706 (E£ 794) | E£ 728 | + 9% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Taka 2,831 (E£ 607) | E£ 524 | + 16% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Taka 1,364 (E£ 292) | E£ 95 | + 209% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Taka 338 (E£ 72) | E£ 42 | + 74% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Taka 501 (E£ 107) | E£ 41 | + 164% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Taka 35,756 (E£ 7,662) | E£ 9,559 | - 20% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Taka 22 (E£ 4.79) | E£ 4.68 | + 2% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Taka 2,792 (E£ 598) | E£ 787 | - 24% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Taka 232 (E£ 50) | E£ 37 | + 34% | |

TOTAL | + 25% |

These prices were last updated on December 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.21429
EGP
/
BDT

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 5,124 prices entered by 648 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Bangladesh**
is
**25% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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