Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 354
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 452
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 205
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 73
12 eggs, large Taka 121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 438
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 332
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,760
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 32,874
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 21,317
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 7,353
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 28,899
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 15,153
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 4,344
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,226
40” flat screen TV Taka 47,075
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,788
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 383
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 143
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,766
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,668
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,053
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,484,460
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 90
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,143
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 579
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 213
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 415
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 802
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 340
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 317
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 424
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 83
Tube of toothpaste Taka 95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 254
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,075
2 tickets to the movies Taka 647
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,186
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,968
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,056
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 274
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 387
iPod nano 16GB Taka 19,446
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,759
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 221
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,050 prices entered by 161 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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194th
out of 219
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13th
out of 22

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