Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 354
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 422
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 74
12 eggs, large Taka 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 353
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 277
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 2,739
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 43,874
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Taka 28,987
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,645
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 38,238
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 20,581
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 3,560
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,005
40” flat screen TV Taka 42,562
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 18,425
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 318
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 483
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,148
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 2,456
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 4,852
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,702
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,843,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,790
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 514
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 220
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 330
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,349
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Taka 431
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 263
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 284
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 87
Tube of toothpaste Taka 105
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 366
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,345
2 tickets to the movies Taka 829
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,489
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,955
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 767
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 296
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 800
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Taka 60,951
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 225
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 3,615
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 225
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,123 prices entered by 296 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2018.

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

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223rd
out of 344
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10th
out of 35

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