Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 304
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 414
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 162
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 376
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 298
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,829
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 31,107
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 19,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,754
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 31,362
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 16,361
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,337
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,981
40” flat screen TV Taka 42,611
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,743
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 329
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 123
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,898
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,780
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,769
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,145
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,692,480
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 91
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,698
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 532
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 161
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 304
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 660
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 384
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 256
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 297
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 76
Tube of toothpaste Taka 99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 224
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,189
2 tickets to the movies Taka 597
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,121
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,828
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,081
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 281
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 497
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 59,224
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.74
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,805
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 224
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,573 prices entered by 236 different people.
Latest price update: December 15, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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309th
out of 343
asia
18th
out of 36

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