Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bangladesh Sri Lanka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$421
$501
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1119
$1325
🏠 One person rent
$110
$166
🏘️ Family rent
$247
$413
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$274
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.4
$20.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$270
$205
💸 GDP per capita
$2688
$3354
😃 Human freedom index
5.51
6.13
❤️ Life expectancy
72.4
76.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
24
34
🌐 English speaking %
12%
18.3%
🎓 Higher education
64
56
😀 Quality of life
36
44
🏙️ Population
169M
21.4M

The average cost of living in Bangladesh ($421) is 16% less expensive than in Sri Lanka ($501). Bangladesh ranked 194th vs 178th for Sri Lanka 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 0.4 months in Sri Lanka. Ranked 135th and 103rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

We calculate prices for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.1
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$8.89
$15.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.17
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.62
$1.76
 Cappuccino
$1.96
$2.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.31
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$95.9
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$58.9
$110
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$301
$594
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$164
$306
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.5
$24.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.9
$38.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.1
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.37%
18.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$933
$1659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$499
$1305
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$6.76
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.61
$2.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.12
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$1.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.62
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$0.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.27
$2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.94
$11.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$5.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.93
$7.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$6.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$5.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.37
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.04
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.61
$10.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.81
$1.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.9
$6.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.44
$5.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.02
$1.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$3.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.11
$0.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$11.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.53
$3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.6
$8.85
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.17
$3.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.4
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$47.2
$56.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$50.4
$26.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1327
$452

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Cities Comparison in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bangladesh

City Cost of living Population
Dhaka
$456
16.8M
Chittagong
$358
2.58M
Khulna
$339
1.4M
Narayanganj
$440
1.57M
Sylhet
$308
480K
Bogra
$313
401K
Rajshahi
$291
448K
Barisal
$321
328K
Narsingdi
$300
185K
Jessore
$307
202K
Rangpur
$324
294K
Cox's Bazar
$386
167K
Mymensingh
$286
258K
Brahmanbaria
$340
268K
Saidpur
$336
127K

In Sri Lanka

City Cost of living Population
Colombo
$574
753K
Kandy
$388
120K
Beruwala
$500
165K
Trincomalee
$513
99.1K
Galle
$341
93.1K
Gampaha
$465
191K
Negombo
$398
142K
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
$455
116K
Anuradhapura
$526
63.2K
Matara
$466
68.2K