Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 168,013
Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 69,014
Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 54% of cities in Asia (13 out of 24)
Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 82% of cities in the World (249 out of 304)
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List of prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 324
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 389
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 180
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 78
12 eggs, large Taka 114
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 395
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 484
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,530
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 44,735
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 26,753
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,314
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 35,701
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 21,294
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 5,135
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 1,276
40” flat screen TV Taka 38,958
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 12,355
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 293
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 584
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,576
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,541
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,804
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,266
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,909,410
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,498
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 453
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 283
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 548
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,063
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 446
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 259
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 377
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 100
Tube of toothpaste Taka 100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 269
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,104
2 tickets to the movies Taka 856
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,931
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,376
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,035
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 348
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 530
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 50,248
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 5.67
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,918
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 263
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,197 prices entered by 188 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2019

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

the world
249th
out of 304
asia
13th
out of 24

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dhaka compared to other cities:

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1st
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
asia
1st
asia
1st

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