Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 194,652
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 93,179
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 255
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 373
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 175
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 78
12 eggs, large Taka 115
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 436
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 164
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 476
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,524
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 73,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 43,792
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,049
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 47,184
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 31,151
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,158
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,066
40” flat screen tv Taka 40,068
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,302
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 427
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 889
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,315
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,411
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,671
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,017
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,068,470
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 3,652
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 352
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 181
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 587
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,136
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 374
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 225
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 398
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 90
Tube of toothpaste Taka 123
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 212
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,225
2 tickets to the movies Taka 954
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,090
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,050
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 570
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 302
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 609
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 49,937
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.30
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,698
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 269
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 1,056 prices entered by 266 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2020

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