Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 165,723
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 68,315
  • 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.

List of prices in Dhaka
Current as of Dec 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 252
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 378
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 253
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 82
12 eggs, large Taka 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 373
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 183
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 500
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,471
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 108
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 42
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 49,055
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 23,191
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 5,699
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 37,759
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 26,723
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 3,602
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 941
40” flat screen tv Taka 34,667
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 465
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 780
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,857
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,350
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,648
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,501
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,007,530
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 87
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,931
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 405
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 247
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 564
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,045
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 449
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 216
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 419
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 111
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 238
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,363
2 tickets to the movies Taka 927
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,040
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,349
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 966
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 291
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 640
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 51,847
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.77
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,009
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 259
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 636 prices entered by 216 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2021

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