Cost of living in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 135
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Taka 360
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 185
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 60
12 eggs, large Taka 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 475
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 140
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,100
2 liters of Coca-Cola Taka 90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Taka 12,198
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 2,033
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Taka 10,091
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Taka 5,550
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Taka 1,211
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Taka 2,200
40” flat screen TV Taka 42,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 11,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 315
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Taka 1,650
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 3,250
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 3,900
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 1,800,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 95
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 3,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 541
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 1,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 435
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Taka 600
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 169
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 290
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 54
Tube of toothpaste Taka 62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 160
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 550
2 tickets to the movies Taka 225
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 700
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,250
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 500
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 110
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 200
iPad Air 2, 64GB Taka 30,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,500
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Taka 250
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 60 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2017.

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