Vientiane is 2.4 times more expensive than Dhaka.

If you lived in Vientiane instead of Dhaka, you would:

pay 2.3 times more for restaurants

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.12
৳172.48
$3.50
₭28,864
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.49
৳527.01
$5.00
₭41,235
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.33
৳26.87
$1.05
₭8,689

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pay 2.3 times more for groceries

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Bread
1 loaf
$0.65
৳52.97
$2.19
₭18,034
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.06
৳329.80
$18.00
₭148,418
Milk (1 gallon) $3.31
৳268.69
$11.23
₭92,630

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pay 2.5 times more for transportation

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.06
৳329.40
$3.89
₭32,113
Monthly public transit pass $23.60
৳1,916.40
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New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $35,392.80
৳2,874,603.44
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pay 2.6 times more for housing

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$32.55
৳2,643.97
$69.58
₭573,850
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $156.02
৳12,671.72
$510.61
₭4,210,974
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $89.40
৳7,261.04
$298.65
₭2,462,994

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pay 4.2 times more for childcare

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $49.40
৳4,012.47
$275.16
₭2,269,230
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $2,295.08
৳186,406.53
$6,335.44
₭52,248,402

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pay 6.0% less for entertainment and sports

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.28
৳347.35
$1.15
₭9,484
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.40
৳194.82
$2.28
₭18,808
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.30
৳268.30
$3.05
₭25,153

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pay 2.2 times more for clothing

 
Dhaka
Vientiane
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$25.39
৳2,062.23
$102.15
₭842,445
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$30.21
৳2,453.58
$57.29
₭472,479
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$68.86
৳5,593.16
$109.96
₭906,821

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