Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 180,557
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 85,675
  • 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.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 250
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 365
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 164
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 76
12 eggs, large Taka 114
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 528
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 164
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 459
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,518
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 67,159
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 39,578
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,032
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 41,921
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 27,439
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,188
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,184
40” flat screen tv Taka 36,994
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 550
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 852
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,820
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,240
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,495
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,346
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,724,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,605
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 147
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 576
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,109
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 303
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 235
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 442
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 86
Tube of toothpaste Taka 114
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 224
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,140
2 tickets to the movies Taka 913
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,331
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,046
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,157
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 302
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 593
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 2.30
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,693
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 269

Map of Cost of Living in Bangladesh

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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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 300 (about 14 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 290 (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 240 (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (4 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dhaka costs Taka 270 (5 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (5 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dhaka costs Taka 1,200 (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Dhaka costs Taka 89 (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Dhaka costs Taka 70 (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Dhaka costs Taka 100 (5 days ago)