Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 317
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 419
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 371
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 287
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,547
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 44
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 46,798
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 33,439
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 5,206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 38,672
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 23,451
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,894
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,229
40” flat screen TV Taka 43,470
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 18,358
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 297
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 537
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,417
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,688
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,785
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,922
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,056,740
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 93
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,197
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 610
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 252
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 479
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,257
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 396
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 271
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 317
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 90
Tube of toothpaste Taka 120
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 363
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,059
2 tickets to the movies Taka 753
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 4,335
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,744
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 689
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 304
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 494
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 67,781
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 22
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,444
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 227
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,149 prices entered by 327 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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270th
out of 339
asia
11th
out of 34

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dhaka compared to other cities:

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4th
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4th
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5th
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