Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 326
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 406
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 196
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 114
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 444
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 154
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 307
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,501
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 43
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 34,465
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 25,509
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 5,273
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 32,978
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 17,313
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 4,091
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,433
40” flat screen TV Taka 47,075
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,912
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 383
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 143
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,369
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,630
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,196
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,304
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,725,320
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,312
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 518
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 189
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 415
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 787
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 340
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 318
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 424
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 89
Tube of toothpaste Taka 113
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 290
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,197
2 tickets to the movies Taka 712
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,266
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 3,319
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,056
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 303
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 600
iPod nano 16GB Taka 19,470
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.49
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,839
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 220
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,126 prices entered by 165 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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174th
out of 214
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10th
out of 23

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