Bangladesh vs North Macedonia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bangladesh North Macedonia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$448
$512
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1088
$1217
🏠 One person rent
$154
$236
🏘️ Family rent
$276
$390
🍽️ Food expenses
$191
$183
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.4
$33.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$271
$417
💸 GDP per capita
$1962
$5917
😃 Human freedom index
5.75
7.75
❤️ Life expectancy
72.9
75.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
26
39
🌐 English speaking %
12%
5%
🎓 Higher education
63
62
😀 Quality of life
49
55
🏙️ Population
166M
1.84M

The average cost of living in Bangladesh ($448) is 12% less expensive than in North Macedonia ($512). Bangladesh ranked 185th vs 173rd for North Macedonia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Bangladesh compared to 0.8 months in North Macedonia. Ranked 95th and 69th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bangladesh vs North Macedonia

We calculate prices for Bangladesh and North Macedonia as a population-weighted mean of 15 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bangladesh North Macedonia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.04
$4.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.5
$20.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$3.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.31
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$1.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$1.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$114
$197
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$101
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$302
$343
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$189
$247
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.1
$69.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.8
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.2
$16.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.2%
4.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$988
$1218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$517
$923
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.5
$19.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.33
$5.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.95
$5.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.96
$8.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.28
$0.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$0.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.65
$3.71
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.76
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.98
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$2.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.94
$0.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.8
$22
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.13
$4.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$10.1
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.98
$2.58
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.1
$48.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$50.6
$69.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$59.9
$161
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1568
$2596

Cities Comparison in Bangladesh vs North Macedonia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bangladesh

City Cost of living Population
Dhaka
$484
16.8M
Chittagong
$414
2.58M
Khulna
$376
1.4M
Narayanganj
$382
1.57M
Sylhet
$333
480K
Barisal
$337
328K
Rajshahi
$303
448K
Bogra
$365
401K
Narsingdi
$297
185K
Rangpur
$355
294K
Jessore
$314
202K
Mymensingh
$343
258K
Cox's Bazar
$617
167K
Brahmanbaria
$335
268K
Saidpur
$373
127K

In North Macedonia

City Cost of living Population
Skopje
$598
527K
Tetovo
$478
142K
Bitola
$436
74.6K
Kumanovo
$481
70.8K
Ohrid
$400
55.7K
Strumica
$408
45.1K
Prilep
$388
66.2K
Veles
$401
43.7K
Stip
$412
43.7K
Kavadarci
$401
38.7K