Bangladesh vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bangladesh Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$448
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1088
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$154
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$276
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$191
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.4
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$271
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$1962
$985
😃 Human freedom index
5.75
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
72.9
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
26
33
🌐 English speaking %
12%
16%
🎓 Higher education
63
21
😀 Quality of life
49
33
🏙️ Population
166M
17.1M

The average cost of living in Bangladesh ($448) is 55% less expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Bangladesh ranked 185th vs 66th for Zambia 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 0.6 months in Zambia. Ranked 95th and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bangladesh vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Bangladesh and Zambia 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 Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.04
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.5
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.31
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$114
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$101
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$302
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$189
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.1
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.8
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.2
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.2%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$988
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$517
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.5
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.33
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.95
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.96
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.28
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.65
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.76
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.98
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.94
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.8
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.13
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$10.1
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.98
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.1
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$50.6
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$59.9
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1568
$10266

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Cities Comparison in Bangladesh vs Zambia

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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 Zambia

City Cost of living Population
Lusaka
$732
1.74M
Ndola
$1233
528K
Kitwe
$1228
504K
Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
241K
Kasama
$1156
168K
Chingola
$1117
147K
Livingstone
$1152
137K
Mansa
$1151
129K
Mufulira
$1724
122K
Choma
$1136
122K