Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 170,019
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 62,554
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Dhaka
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 346
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 517
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 178
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 90
12 eggs, large Taka 130
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 314
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 233
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 585
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,395
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 59
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 37,340
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 18,619
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,650
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 18,950
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 16,683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,209
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,434
40” flat screen tv Taka 43,452
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 13,113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 757
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 772
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,802
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 8,237
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,419
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,575,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 101
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,475
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 459
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 247
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 564
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,226
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 453
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 216
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 483
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 278
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,363
2 tickets to the movies Taka 1,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,040
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,988
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 966
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 217
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 575
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 51,847
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,127
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 279
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 409 prices entered by 185 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2022

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