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:

  • $ 34 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.6 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 610* (48216 BDT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 4 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1341* (106064 BDT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2649* (209482 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 2020

Cost of living: Bangladesh VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Bangladesh in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Dhaka 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dhaka
Chittagong 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chittagong
Savar 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Savar
Sylhet 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sylhet
Bogra 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bogra
Mymensingh 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mymensingh

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Local prices in Bangladesh by expense type

Bangladesh: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bangladesh costs 71% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.4/person
($ 3.2 to $ 6.9)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 3.8 to $ 6.9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Bangladesh: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bangladesh costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 34 to $ 34)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 49 to $ 66)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 36 to $ 91)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 174 to $ 255)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 208/night
($ 157 to $ 272)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 91/month
($ 45 to $ 156)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 137/month
($ 83 to $ 204)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 61/month
($ 53 to $ 72)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 176/month
($ 122 to $ 265)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Bangladesh: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bangladesh costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 13)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.7/kg
($ 2 to $ 5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 8.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Bangladesh: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Bangladesh costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 20/month
($ 10.2 to $ 39)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Bangladesh: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Bangladesh costs 79% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 76)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 30/month
($ 13 to $ 64)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 141/month
($ 77 to $ 229)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 84/month
($ 52 to $ 127)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 370/month
($ 204 to $ 634)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 219/month
($ 127 to $ 317)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 10.2 to $ 64)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 47/month
($ 20 to $ 102)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2211/yr
($ 760 to $ 4560)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Bangladesh: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bangladesh costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
($ 4.4 to $ 6.3)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 6.3 to $ 33)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Bangladesh: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Bangladesh costs 44% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 13 to $ 52)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 13 to $ 58)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 57
($ 27 to $ 102)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 47
($ 33 to $ 71)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Dhaka
London → Dhaka
London → Dhaka
$ 794
(fair price: $ 697)
New York City → Dhaka
New York City → Dhaka
New York City → Dhaka
$ 1255
(fair price: $ 1125)
Manchester → Dhaka
Manchester → Dhaka
Manchester → Dhaka
$ 904
(fair price: $ 794)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dhaka
Toronto (Ontario) → Dhaka
Toronto (Ontario) → Dhaka
$ 2035
(fair price: $ 1397)
Sydney → Dhaka
Sydney → Dhaka
Sydney → Dhaka
$ 789
(fair price: $ 708)
Melbourne → Dhaka
Melbourne → Dhaka
Melbourne → Dhaka
$ 748
(fair price: $ 639)
Dublin → Dhaka
Dublin → Dhaka
Dublin → Dhaka
$ 1020
(fair price: $ 916)
Los Angeles → Dhaka
Los Angeles  → Dhaka
Los Angeles  → Dhaka
$ 1308
(fair price: $ 1134)
Edinburgh → Dhaka
Edinburgh → Dhaka
Edinburgh → Dhaka
$ 895
(fair price: $ 797)
Perth → Dhaka
Perth → Dhaka
Perth → Dhaka
$ 666
(fair price: $ 568)
Montreal → Dhaka
Montreal → Dhaka
Montreal → Dhaka
$ 1548
(fair price: $ 1430)

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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 07-01-2020.

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