Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 251,937
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 97,364
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Dhaka
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 654
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 577
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 301
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 78
12 eggs, large Taka 166
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 522
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 312
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 763
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,757
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 143
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 72
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 55,162
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 35,979
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 5,452
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 47,402
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 24,960
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 8,781
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 790
40” flat screen tv Taka 60,260
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 16,450
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 545
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 720
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 3,540
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,996
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 8,959
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 8,968
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 5,179,980
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 104
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 3,823
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 769
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 826
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 878
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,532
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 511
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 699
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 767
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 105
Tube of toothpaste Taka 130
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 313
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,468
2 tickets to the movies Taka 1,021
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 3,480
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 3,743
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 1,499
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 953
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 832
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 78,594
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 3.05
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 6,466
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 284
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 456 prices entered by 227 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2024

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