Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 184,681
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 83,243
  • Bangladesh is the 4th cheapest country in Asia (11 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Bangladesh is cheaper than in 81% of countries in the World (66 out of 81)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 230
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 376
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 184
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 76
12 eggs, large Taka 106
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 526
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 159
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 442
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,498
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 102
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 45
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 64,159
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 34,477
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,050
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 39,073
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 22,885
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,140
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,099
40” flat screen tv Taka 37,254
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 15,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 411
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 621
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,987
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,314
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,592
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,454
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,080,790
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,108
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 129
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 491
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,039
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 405
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 230
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 411
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 82
Tube of toothpaste Taka 100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 240
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,281
2 tickets to the movies Taka 958
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,373
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,179
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 284
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 638
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,420
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 261

Map of Cost of Living in Bangladesh


This map shows only the top cities in Bangladesh. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 258 (1 day ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Dhaka costs Taka 1,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Dhaka costs Taka 70 (7 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Dhaka costs Taka 50 (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Dhaka costs Taka 25 (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Dhaka costs Taka 200 (7 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Dhaka costs Taka 500 (7 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Dhaka costs Taka 95 (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Dhaka costs Taka 99 (7 days ago)