Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 159,661
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 59,874
  • Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 73% of cities in Asia (22 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (247 out of 269)
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List of prices in Dhaka
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 228
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 469
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 170
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 83
12 eggs, large Taka 121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 314
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 209
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 585
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,237
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 61
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 35,451
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 19,717
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,463
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 20,399
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 18,508
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,398
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,609
40” flat screen tv Taka 35,886
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 13,113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 560
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 810
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,432
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,419
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,076
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,778
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,225,750
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 87
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 1,500
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 442
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 247
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 564
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,045
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 453
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 216
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 483
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 91
Tube of toothpaste Taka 119
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 234
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,363
2 tickets to the movies Taka 1,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,040
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,290
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 966
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 217
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 600
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 51,847
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,127
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 261
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 475 prices entered by 205 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

the world
247th
out of 269
asia
22nd
out of 30

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dhaka compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
5th
asia
1st

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