Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 328
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 446
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 189
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 75
12 eggs, large Taka 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 372
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 143
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 315
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,798
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 31,909
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 20,907
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,905
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 28,084
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 13,672
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,540
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,956
40” flat screen TV Taka 45,077
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,997
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 365
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 144
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,840
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,687
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,021
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,645
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,219,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 88
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,267
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 368
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 217
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 385
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 792
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 360
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 314
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 382
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 77
Tube of toothpaste Taka 97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 264
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 979
2 tickets to the movies Taka 674
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,062
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,929
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 289
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 267
iPod nano 16GB Taka 14,942
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.47
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,323
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 219
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,043 prices entered by 173 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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13th
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