Cost of living in Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Bangladesh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 173,980
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 63,293
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 348
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 494
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 187
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 94
12 eggs, large Taka 129
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 311
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 214
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 346
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,314
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 117
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 64
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 36,446
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 19,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,483
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 17,411
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 16,199
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 3,133
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,472
40” flat screen tv Taka 43,654
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,205
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 469
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 1,914
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,799
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 7,934
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,380
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,754,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 95
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,286
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 296
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 1,395
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 2,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 578
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 348
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 729
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 259
Tube of toothpaste Taka 246
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 305
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,612
2 tickets to the movies Taka 991
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,939
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,276
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,328
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 208
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 586
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 35,756
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.36
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,777
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 273

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 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Dhaka costs Taka 2,500 (about 6 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dhaka costs Taka 600 (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Dhaka costs Taka 500 (5 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Dhaka costs Taka 120 (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Dhaka costs Taka 80 (5 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Dhaka costs Taka 85 (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Dhaka costs Taka 500 (9 days ago)

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