Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 177,257
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 69,078
  • 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.

List of prices in Dhaka
Current as of Jun 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 332
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 491
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 193
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 93
12 eggs, large Taka 132
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 388
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 228
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 429
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,378
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 111
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 70
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 42,624
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 22,026
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 23,125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 19,484
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 8,997
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,211
40” flat screen tv Taka 34,260
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 18,611
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 537
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 772
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,798
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 3,070
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 7,793
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,357
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,563,420
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 107
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,033
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 395
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 342
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 523
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,278
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 461
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 247
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 437
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 94
Tube of toothpaste Taka 94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 333
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,790
2 tickets to the movies Taka 867
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,079
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,984
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 886
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 218
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 593
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 43,810
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.62
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,906
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 286
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 581 prices entered by 231 different people.
Latest price update: June 04, 2023

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