Asmara vs Dhaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Asmara Dhaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$522
$464
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1265
$1097
🏠 One person rent
$231
$163
🏘️ Family rent
$407
$263
🍽️ Food expenses
$193
$184
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.7
$70.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$344
$260
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
8
72
😀 Quality of life
17
56
🏙️ Population
963K
16.8M

The cost of living in Asmara is 13% more expensive than in Dhaka. Cities ranked 8273rd and 8592nd ($522 vs $464) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Eritrea and Bangladesh, respectively. Check Eritrea vs Bangladesh comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Asmara compared to 0.6 months in Dhaka. Asmara ranked 1st best city to live in Eritrea vs Dhaka ranked 1st in Bangladesh, while ranked 9072nd and 5833rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Asmara Dhaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.7
$1.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$12.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.67
$5.12
 Cappuccino
$1.67
$2.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.53
$0.28
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$219
$175
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$111
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$452
$343
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$285
$177
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.2
$23
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.8
$35.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34
$16.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.63%
9.76%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1387
$1114
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$823
$542
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.1
$16.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.73
$4.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.66
$0.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.47
$1.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.84
$6.64
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.09
$3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$6.85
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$2.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.6
$8.96
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$3.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.48
$2.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.3
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.96
$4.55
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
$0.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.14
$0.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.8
$16.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.26
$4.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.2
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.18
$2.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.8
$24.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57
$62.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$101
$58.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3599
$1474

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$487
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$578
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$598
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$598
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$588
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$511
448 km or 279 mi Bahir Dar
$575
473 km or 294 mi Dessie
$570
490 km or 304 mi Zabid
$488
498 km or 310 mi Abha
$963
509 km or 316 mi Port Sudan
$601
513 km or 319 mi Bareq
$833
548 km or 340 mi Sa'dah
$486
567 km or 352 mi Sanaa
$553
580 km or 361 mi Sayyan
$487
583 km or 362 mi Taiz
$512
585 km or 363 mi Ibb
$502
589 km or 366 mi Atbara
$563
596 km or 370 mi Dhamar
$492
600 km or 373 mi Dikhil
$519
602 km or 374 mi Obock
$520
606 km or 376 mi Najran
$892
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$548
620 km or 385 mi Ali Sabieh
$521
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$574
649 km or 403 mi Bisha
$829
674 km or 419 mi Khartoum North
$614
684 km or 425 mi Mecca
$992
685 km or 426 mi Khartoum
$759
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$1067
693 km or 430 mi Omdurman
$570
701 km or 436 mi Addis Ababa
$752
715 km or 444 mi Dire Dawa
$491
715 km or 444 mi Kosti
$598
717 km or 446 mi Aden
$508
755 km or 469 mi Harar
$476
758 km or 471 mi Borama
$618
788 km or 489 mi Jijiga
$554

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$360
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$268
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$327
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$310
113 km or 70 mi Barisal
$297
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$280
132 km or 82 mi Khulna
$301
135 km or 84 mi Jessore
$389
164 km or 102 mi Bogra
$324
196 km or 122 mi Rajshahi
$315
196 km or 122 mi Krishnanagar
$333
199 km or 124 mi Sylhet
$312
207 km or 129 mi Shantipur
$329
213 km or 132 mi Chittagong
$362
221 km or 137 mi Naihati
$333
222 km or 138 mi Berhampore
$331
223 km or 139 mi Bhatpara
$340
224 km or 139 mi Hugli-Chuchura
$331
226 km or 141 mi Chandannagar
$329
228 km or 142 mi Rajarhat
$340
229 km or 142 mi Madhyamgram
$331
234 km or 145 mi Barrackpore
$329
234 km or 146 mi North Dumdum
$334
235 km or 146 mi Balurghat
$329
236 km or 147 mi Serampore
$331
236 km or 147 mi Aizawl
$525
236 km or 147 mi Panihati
$338
238 km or 148 mi Kamarhati
$337
238 km or 148 mi South Dumdum
$339
238 km or 148 mi Bidhannagar
$345
239 km or 149 mi Baranagar
$334
239 km or 149 mi Uttarpara
$329
241 km or 150 mi Bally
$335
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$299
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$364
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$341
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$289
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$291
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$335
265 km or 165 mi Bardhaman
$337