Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 311
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 428
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 167
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 109
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 431
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 273
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,807
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 34,043
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 20,760
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,685
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 30,935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 15,711
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,586
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,946
40” flat screen TV Taka 43,171
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,096
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 349
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 144
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,823
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,747
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,468
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,319
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,092,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 92
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,373
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 494
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 194
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 340
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 736
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 376
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 266
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 296
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 74
Tube of toothpaste Taka 100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 284
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,183
2 tickets to the movies Taka 660
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 3,006
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 291
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 267
iPad Air 2, 64GB Taka 56,833
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.96
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,720
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 222
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,306 prices entered by 212 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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287th
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17th
out of 30

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