Bangladesh

Capital Dhaka

Population 161,006,790

Area 147,570 km2

Key facts

Bangladesh is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 2 countries (India, Myanmar) that Bangladesh shares its borders with. The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali. Traveling across Bangladesh if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Bangladesh was ranked 65th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Bangladesh is Bangladeshi taka (BDT). The taka (Tk) is subdivided into 100 poisha.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 99.64 BDT and 1 USD is worth 102.72 BDT.

Bangladeshi
Banknotes

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Bangladeshi
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Bangladesh is 51.46 Mbps and mobile is 16.41 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Bangladesh.10.53 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Bangladesh, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Bangladesh. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  Type K 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Bangladesh?

There are no Mariott hotels in Bangladesh.

There are no Hilton hotels in Bangladesh.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Bangladesh.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Bangladesh.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Chattogram and Dhaka.

There are no Accor hotels in Bangladesh.

What fast food chains are present in Bangladesh?

Rice, Fish, Chicken Korma are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Bangladesh. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Bangladesh below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Bangladesh.

The KFC chain operates in Bangladesh.

The Burger King chain operates in Bangladesh.

The Subway chain does not operate in Bangladesh.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Bangladesh.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Bangladesh.

Weather

Today the sun in Dhaka, rises at 5:48 AM and sets at 5:49 PM. The climate of Dhaka may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 33.7°C (92.66°F)
FridaySep 30OvercastLow: 26.4°C (79.52°F)High: 35°C (95°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 27.3°C (81.14°F)High: 35.4°C (95.72°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
MondayOct 3Rain showersLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 26.2°C (79.16°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)

Weather data for Dhaka (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 13 cities. Bolt is not available in Bangladesh.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Bangladesh.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.1, Bangladesh is placed 117th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Bangladesh traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  9.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2006.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Bangladesh

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Bangladesh?

Currently, citizens of 166 countries can enter Bangladesh without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bangladesh.

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