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Living in Bangladesh

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Bangladesh: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Bangladesh?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bangladesh, they said:

"Without basic Bengali language skills you will be lost, it's nothing like Dhaka. (it's better)," explained one expat living in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

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How do I meet people in Bangladesh?

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When we asked people living in Bangladesh about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"None. But, check local press and villagers upcoming events, some are really excellent," mentioned another expat in Sylhet.

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What is life like in Bangladesh?

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When we asked people living in Bangladesh what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Work and education are important to all, leisure on the many rivers is excellent, especially River Surma and Kushiara. Annual regatta Fenchuganj NOT to be missed - boat racing GREAT fun, over 50,000 attended. I was treated very fairly until they found I could speak Bengali local variety, then I was treated exceptionally wheel. Driving is nightmare, however you can hire locally for between 16 and 20 pounds a day, includes driver and insurance, pay for your own LP gas - approx 63 pence a liter," remarked another expat who made the move to Sylhet.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Bangladesh accepting of differences?

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"Very tolerant, but not of women's clothing. Advise them not to wear too revealing or too short cloths, or clothes that define the shape well. Main town markets are good, however village markets intolerant of unaccompanied ladies," remarked another expat living in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

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What are the schools in Bangladesh like?

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"I would look at all alternate options before seriously considering this institution. The teachers try hard and do the best they can in the circumstances, but are unfortunately let down by management. The majority of the teaching faculty are young graduates. This is not a school i'd be sending my children back to, better off at a local Bangladeshi school paying one tenth of the price," said another parent with children at Canadian Trillinium School in Dhaka.

"Excellent choice. Small classes, very welcoming, nurturing environment. All teachers are Canadian-certified. School has Canadian accreditation," commented one expat when asked about Canadian Trillinium School in Dhaka.

"It is the only school to consider. I would not stay here if school said no. The staff is great and the children have great time.The values are strong! Dhaka is tough bit the school is rewarding in return," explained one expat in Dhaka, Bangladesh with kids at AISD.

"Visit the school and get a tour. Check the website and find out about the low tuition fees," wrote an expat living in Dhaka with children attending Australian International School.

"Go for a visit and meet the director, visit the class and, above all, talk with parents from your own nationality to get their feedback," said one commented one expat when asked about EFID French International School in Dhaka.

"Grace is a very good option for all grade levels, the educational level is of a very high standard. For elementary grades you need to apply early, as the classes fill up quickly and the management is keen to maintain small class sizes," mentioned one expat living in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Learn what members have to say about living in Bangladesh.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Bangladesh on our Bangladesh forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Bangladesh information.

Contribute to Bangladesh Network Contribute
Help others in Bangladesh by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Bangladesh.

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Expats in Bangladesh offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Bangladesh.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Bangladesh.

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Expats in Dhaka, Bangladesh live in a developing nation, yet a city that is also home to a significant part of the nation's technology, industrial and financial base. Some of the sites are beautiful, yet the poverty is also difficult for some to see over an extended period of time.

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Bangladesh GuideBangladesh Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Forum Bangladesh Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Bangladesh on our Bangladesh forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Bangladesh Index Bangladesh Index
An index of all of our site's Bangladesh information.

Contribute to Bangladesh Network Contribute
Help others in Bangladesh by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Bangladesh.

Expat Healthcare Advice in BangladeshHealthcare & Health Insurance in Bangladesh

Expats in Bangladesh offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Bangladesh.

Real Estate in BangladeshReal Estate in Bangladesh

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Bangladesh.

5-Tips-For-Living-in-Dhaka,-Bangladesh5 Tips For Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Expats in Dhaka, Bangladesh live in a developing nation, yet a city that is also home to a significant part of the nation's technology, industrial and financial base. Some of the sites are beautiful, yet the poverty is also difficult for some to see over an extended period of time.

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