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 404
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 351
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 278
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,580
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 46,857
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 32,260
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 5,602
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 39,799
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 22,406
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 4,136
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,032
40” flat screen TV Taka 42,682
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 18,101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 297
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 531
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,128
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,532
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,851
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,814
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,028,070
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,902
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 574
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 210
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 328
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,361
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 407
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 268
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 296
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 90
Tube of toothpaste Taka 114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 363
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,105
2 tickets to the movies Taka 783
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,781
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,662
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 841
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 320
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 528
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 64,588
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 11
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,402
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 225
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,140 prices entered by 308 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2018.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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290th
out of 347
asia
13th
out of 34

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