Bangladesh Travel Budget - Visit Bangladesh on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Bangladesh?

You should plan to spend around $52 (BDT5,675) per day on your vacation in Bangladesh. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (BDT1,429) on meals
  • $6.51 (BDT714) on local transportation
  • $61 (BDT6,714) on hotels

A one week trip to Bangladesh for two people costs, on average, $725 (BDT79,452). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
    $52
    BDT5,675
  • One Week Per person
    $362
    BDT39,726
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $725
    BDT79,452
  • One Month Per person
    $1,553
    BDT170,254
  • One Week For a couple
    $725
    BDT79,452
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,449
    BDT158,904
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,105
    BDT340,509
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bangladesh cost?

A one week trip to Bangladesh usually costs around $362 (BDT39,726) for one person and $725 (BDT79,452) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bangladesh on average costs around $725 (BDT79,452) for one person and $1,449 (BDT158,904) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bangladesh on average costs around $1,553 (BDT170,254) for one person and $3,105 (BDT340,509) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Bangladesh?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Bangladesh is $234 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bangladesh expensive to visit?

Bangladesh is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Bangladesh is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Uzbekistan, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Maldives.

For more details, see Is Bangladesh Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bangladesh?

The average Bangladesh trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bangladesh travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) BDT6,714 ($61)
Local Transportation 1 BDT714 ($6.51)
Food 2 BDT1,429 ($13)
Entertainment 1 BDT1,786 ($16)
Alcohol 2 BDT557 - 1,671 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bangladesh is $31 (BDT3,357). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bangladesh is $61 (BDT6,714). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $31
    BDT3,357
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $61
    BDT6,714

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Hotel Prices in Bangladesh

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Local Transportation Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bangladesh is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.51 (BDT714) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bangladesh.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $6.51
    BDT714

Recommended Services


Food Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Bangladesh can vary, the average cost of food in Bangladesh is $13 (BDT1,429) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bangladesh should cost around $5.21 (BDT571) 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
    $13
    BDT1,429

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Bangladesh typically cost an average of $16 (BDT1,786) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $16
    BDT1,786

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Bangladesh
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $10 (BDT1,114) 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
    $10
    BDT1,114


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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.