Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 348
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 422
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 169
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 367
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 318
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,418
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 43,638
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 33,567
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,425
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 43,210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 25,625
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,409
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,027
40” flat screen TV Taka 44,517
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 287
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 590
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,250
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,778
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,832
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,906
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,225,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 93
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,533
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 595
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 317
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 451
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,264
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 357
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 290
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 349
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 384
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,013
2 tickets to the movies Taka 779
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,663
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 5,353
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,355
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 342
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 555
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 68,455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 21
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,069
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 226
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,261 prices entered by 335 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2018.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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254th
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10th
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