Travel budget and cost of living in Bangladesh how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Bangladesh

Bangladesh: calculate your travel budget

Bangladesh: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Bangladesh for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 33 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 604* (47922 BDT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1417* (112490 BDT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2888* (229376 BDT)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Bangladesh in 2019

Cost of living: Bangladesh VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Bangladesh in 2019 is 54% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Bangladesh in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Bangladesh by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Bangladesh compared to the national average.

Cities /Bangladesh View Details
Savar 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Savar
Dhaka 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dhaka
Chittagong 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chittagong
Sylhet 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sylhet
Mymensingh 24% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mymensingh
Bogra 32% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bogra

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Local prices in Bangladesh by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bangladesh

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bangladesh costs 71% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.4/person
($ 3.2 to $ 6.2)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 3.7 to $ 6.8)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bangladesh

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bangladesh costs 44% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 33 to $ 33)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 64 to $ 79)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 35 to $ 88)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 247/night
($ 210 to $ 287)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 161 to $ 266)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 113/month
($ 42 to $ 192)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 133/month
($ 83 to $ 192)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 67/month
($ 60 to $ 73)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Bangladesh

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bangladesh costs 61% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.2/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 13)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.7)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.6/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 8.1)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Bangladesh

On average, the price of transport in Bangladesh costs 51% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 20/month
($ 9.9 to $ 39)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Bangladesh

On average, the cost of housing in Bangladesh costs 78% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 39/month
($ 21 to $ 64)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 29/month
($ 13 to $ 64)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 149/month
($ 76 to $ 225)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 88/month
($ 45 to $ 150)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 391/month
($ 225 to $ 623)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 231/month
($ 126 to $ 349)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 13 to $ 51)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 58/month
($ 26 to $ 126)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2926/yr
($ 1246 to $ 9707)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Bangladesh

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bangladesh costs 34% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 6.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.2 to $ 33)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bangladesh

On average, shopping budget in Bangladesh costs 41% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 3)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 29
($ 15 to $ 51)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 29
($ 13 to $ 51)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 58
($ 33 to $ 113)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 48
($ 33 to $ 82)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Dhaka
London → Dhaka
London → Dhaka
$ 823
(fair price: $ 721)
New York City → Dhaka
New York City → Dhaka
New York City → Dhaka
$ 1266
(fair price: $ 1122)
Manchester → Dhaka
Manchester → Dhaka
Manchester → Dhaka
$ 934
(fair price: $ 830)

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About the information on the cost of living in Bangladesh

The information about the cost of living in Bangladesh shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Bangladesh updated on 23-03-2019.

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