Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

List of prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 398
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 444
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 227
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 342
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 147
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 338
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,451
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 47,221
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 36,085
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,237
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 48,592
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 27,464
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 2,732
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,009
40” flat screen TV Taka 41,881
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,263
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 273
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 561
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,301
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,775
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,410
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,432
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,594,170
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 91
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,174
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 496
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 300
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 480
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,212
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 314
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 308
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 394
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 116
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 316
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,257
2 tickets to the movies Taka 775
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 3,793
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,863
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 964
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 356
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 491
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 66,057
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 23
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,882
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 237
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,007 prices entered by 330 different people.
Latest price update: January 15, 2019.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

the world
243rd
out of 326
asia
10th
out of 32

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dhaka compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
asia
1st

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