Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, located in the Central Region, along the Buringanga River. The area’s climate is humid tropical, so the temperatures are around 30 C throughout the year and the worst of the rainy season takes place from April to October. The city has a significant architectural heritage from the Mughal Kingdoms to British colonial-era buildings and also modern tower buildings. The city has developed very fast in the recent years and has started to fill up with several huge with shopping centers, amusement parks, and also with five-star hotels. Dhaka is also a massive river port. The city’s greatest threats to the security are the pocket thieves, beggars and pollution, although the demonstrations and large masses of people should be avoided.

Population: 7,940,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Bengali
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 999 (poliisi), 199 (ambulanssi), 9555555 (palokunta)
Currency: Bangladeshi taka (BDT)
Electric plugs: C, D, G, K
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip around 5% of the bill only in expensive restaurants.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 3:56:56 PM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Clear sky

77°F

Tue
10.12

Clear sky

77°F

Wed
11.12

Fair

79°F

Thu
12.12

Partly cloudy

79°F

Fri
13.12

Clear sky

79°F

Sat
14.12

Clear sky

77°F

Sun
15.12

Clear sky

79°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 39.6 43.9 35.8 0
February 39.2 43.3 35.6 1
March 43.3 49.6 39.6 1
April 54.1 61.5 48.9 7
May 64.4 71.8 58.8 12
June 73.0 81.1 67.5 14
July 79.5 87.1 72.0 16
August 78.1 85.5 73.2 16
September 71.2 78.1 66.9 14
October 60.8 67.3 56.5 8
November 51.4 74.3 47.8 0
December 43.9 49.5 40.6 0

More information: Dhaka forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Dhaka is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.23, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $112.45, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $90.19
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.21
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $3.71
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.33
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.78

More information: Dhaka price level

Safety

Dhaka has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 35.1 (weaker than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 45.4 (weaker than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 20.1 (weaker than United states average 41.2)

More information: Dhaka safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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