Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 181,689
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 85,111
  • Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Asia (10 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Dhaka is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (159 out of 198)

List of prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 224
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 344
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 205
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 78
12 eggs, large Taka 107
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 395
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 479
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,525
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 102
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 69,067
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 36,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 4,363
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 42,478
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 22,513
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 4,148
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,011
40” flat screen tv Taka 38,696
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,588
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 482
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 810
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,181
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 2,365
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 6,845
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,168
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 2,822,260
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 94
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 2,335
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 343
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 158
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 490
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,045
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 416
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 216
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 388
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 85
Tube of toothpaste Taka 104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 212
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,218
2 tickets to the movies Taka 933
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 2,141
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 2,131
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 812
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 291
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 644
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 51,847
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 6.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 1,531
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 262
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,091 prices entered by 261 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2021

Dhaka position in our World Ranking

the world
159th
out of 198
asia
10th
out of 16

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

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1st
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the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd

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