Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 339
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 454
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 190
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 111
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 431
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 315
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,796
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 47
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 33,593
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 20,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,524
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 28,906
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 14,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,319
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,841
40” flat screen TV Taka 43,998
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,659
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 352
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 145
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,870
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,668
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,707
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,502
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,349,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 90
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,083
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 394
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 192
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 418
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 749
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 373
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 279
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 344
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 74
Tube of toothpaste Taka 103
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 284
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,172
2 tickets to the movies Taka 692
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,105
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 3,052
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 316
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 267
iPod nano 16GB Taka 15,640
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.41
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,835
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 221
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,208 prices entered by 184 different people.
Latest price update: August 21, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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270th
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asia
13th
out of 30

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