Cost of living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summary of cost of living in Dhaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Taka 202,468
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Taka 94,462
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Taka 256
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Taka 353
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Taka 172
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Taka 76
12 eggs, large Taka 110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Taka 50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Taka 472
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Taka 168
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Taka 29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Taka 461
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Taka 1,753
2 liters of coca-cola Taka 103
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Taka 40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Taka 72,741
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Taka 43,230
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Taka 3,476
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Taka 50,725
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Taka 27,679
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Taka 3,220
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Taka 1,118
40” flat screen tv Taka 40,746
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Taka 14,532
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Taka 422
Hourly rate for cleaning help Taka 889
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Taka 2,660
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Taka 3,603
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Taka 5,686
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Taka 4,219
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Taka 3,573,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Taka 98
Monthly ticket public transport Taka 3,973
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Taka 423
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Taka 205
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Taka 492
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Taka 1,101
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Taka 484
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Taka 177
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Taka 440
4 rolls of toilet paper Taka 77
Tube of toothpaste Taka 137
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Taka 169
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Taka 1,097
2 tickets to the movies Taka 898
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Taka 1,947
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Taka 1,890
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Taka 646
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Taka 266
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Taka 605
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Taka 50,012
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Taka 1.70
1 month of gym membership in business district Taka 2,386
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Taka 267
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 1,186 prices entered by 199 different people.
Latest price update: July 09, 2020

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