Bangladesh Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Bangladesh?

How much money will you need for your trip to Bangladesh? You should plan to spend around BDT4,540 ($45) per day on your vacation in Bangladesh, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, BDT1,143 ($11) on meals for one day and BDT571 ($5.61) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Bangladesh for a couple is BDT5,372 ($53). So, a trip to Bangladesh for two people for one week costs on average BDT63,562 ($624). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Bangladesh for one week usually costs around BDT31,781 for one person. So, a trip to Bangladesh for two people costs around BDT63,562 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs BDT127,123 in Bangladesh. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bangladesh can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Bangladesh? How much money do I need for Bangladesh?

How much does a trip to Bangladesh cost? Is Bangladesh expensive? The average Bangladesh trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Bangladesh prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Bangladesh is BDT2,686. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Bangladesh is BDT5,372.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Bangladesh

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Transportation Budget in Bangladesh
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bangladesh is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent BDT571 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bangladesh.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Intercity Transportation Budget in Bangladesh
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  • Transportation between cities and towns in Bangladesh costs an average of BDT686. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.

  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities

Flights to Bangladesh
How much does it cost to go to Bangladesh? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Bangladesh
The price of renting a car in Bangladesh will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bangladesh can vary, the average cost of food in Bangladesh is BDT1,143 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bangladesh should cost around BDT457 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bangladesh is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bangladesh typically cost an average of BDT1,429 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Featured Activities

Alcohol Budget in Bangladesh
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  • The average person spends about BDT891 on alcoholic beverages in Bangladesh per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Bangladesh On a Budget
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Located in South Asia, Bangladesh borders the Bay of Bengal, India, and Myanmar. Bangladesh is not the most popular travel destination, but those who venture here are rewarded by a beautiful culture and welcoming people. Although Bangladesh is a poor country, the people welcome foreigners into their homes with genuine hospitality and selflessness. The major industries in the country include ready-made garments, textiles, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, ship building and fishing. The culture dates back thousands of years and the country has much to offer visitors. It has the world's longest beach, man mosques, a large mangrove forest, and many tribal villages. There is also interesting wildlife for those with the patience to seek it out.

Bangladesh has a subtropical monsoon climate with six seasons. These seasons include winter between December and January, spring from February to March, summer during April and May, monsoon through June and July, autumn in August and September, and late autumn in October and November. Although strong cyclones are rare, when they due hit the country they are devastating to the people, infrastructure, and power grid.

Bangladesh sits on the deltas of several large rivers that flow from the Himalayas. This creates a low lying plain that is prone to flooding. The Ganges meets the Jamuna and later joins the Meghna, all of which eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal. The highest point in the country is Bijoy at 1,231 meters above sea level. The rivers ensure that the soil is fertile, so agriculture is a major industry in the country.
At A Glance
  • Flights in Bangladesh are generally affordable, particularly if you book well in advance. This is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel around the country, and because of the size of the country, most flights are less than one hour. Air routes operate via Dhaka and there are several airlines that fly domestically. Online booking is only available for some airlines.

  • Buses can be crowded and uncomfortable, but they are a fascinating way to explore the country. It is best to avoid the low cost buses, which are identifiable because they are in such poor condition. These buses are more prone to accidents and breakdowns. Alternatively, there a air conditioned, modern bus services that connect most major cities. Companies include Green Line, Shyamoli, SilkLine, and Shohagh. Accidents are still common, but your comfort level will be much improved.

  • The only train operator in Bangladesh is the state run Bangladesh Railways. Prices are good and comparable to bus prices, but the trips are usually slower. Trains are usually more comfortable than buses but 1st class seats or at least sulob class (2nd class) are recommended.

  • Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh. Many Bangladeshi speak limited English at best. Particularly in rural areas, it is beneficial to know at least some Bengali. If you're leaving the cities, having a guide who speaks both Bengali and English would be useful. Most tour packages include this service but confirm this before you make the booking.

  • Shopping in Bangladesh requires a significant amount of negotiation, even in places where prices are marked as "fixed". There are many places to pick up local handicrafts or souvenirs. Aarong is one of the largest outlets in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Khulna. Bangladesh is also one of the biggest ready-made garment manufacturers in the world. They export clothing for many brands including Nike, Adidas and Levis. While most of these goods are exported, some can be found in shopping areas like Banga Bazaar and Dhaka College.


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Top Tourist Attractions
The Sundarbans: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world. It covers 80 kilometers and goes through both Bangladesh and India. The area also has some of the last remaining sections of jungle that once covered the Gangetic plain. Today it is a wildlife sanctuary.

Cox's Bazar: This town sits along the longest stretch of sea beach in the world. Covering 120 kilometers of coastline, the gold sand makes this the most popular beach town in Bangladesh. There are high end hotels and many restaurants that are crowded during the peak season between October and March.

St Martin's Island: This is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It's a quintessential tropical island that is lined with coconut palms and a mellow atmosphere. It's a clean and relaxed place to visit and is located in the Chittagong Division about 10 kilometers southwest of the southern tip of the mainland.

Popular Foods
Bangladesh cuisine is quite flavorful and often heavily spiced. Rice is a staple throughout the country and mutton is a common meat. Fish, vegetables, lentils, and chicken are also common ingredients. Preparation techniques can vary by region, but the dishes are usually quite good and somewhat comparable to those found in India.

Hilsa: This freshwater fish is considered the "national fish" of Bangladesh. It's many fine bones make it difficult to eat, but the flavor is good if you can get around with bones. It's found throughout the country and there are regional preparation techniques so it's worth trying in different parts of the country.

Korma: Korma is usually made with some form of meat that is cooked in a mild, yogurt based sauce. It is prepared with ghee instead of oil and is often flavored with poppy seed paste. In the south, coconut milk is often added to the dish.

Bhorta: This preparation style is usually done with vegetables such as potatoes, beans, mangoes, papaya, pumpkins and sometimes even dal. The vegetable is boiled and then mashed together with red shallots, chili, mustard oil and other spices.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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