Bangladesh international travel guide

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is part of Asia with main city at Dhaka. It's usually 🌤️ 20.63 °C in Bangladesh with a rainfall of 🌧 14.25 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Bangladesh. Internet speed in Bangladesh is on average 2.7 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 161M people. The main currency is Taka. The languages spoken are Bengali. Automatic teller machines are rare in Bangladesh. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~20.63 °C   🌧 ~14.25 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 161M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've lowered our advice level for Bangladesh overall. We now recommend Australians exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh. We continue to recommend you reconsider your need to travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts region due to the threat of political violence and kidnapping.

issued date: November 22, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Bangladesh uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type C, Type D, Type G and Type K.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Bengali

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Bangladesh uses the Bangladeshi taka (symbol: ?), code BDT.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 60, 50, 40, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 takas. Taka is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 takas and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 paisas.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Bangladesh. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Bangladesh. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bangladesh is on average 2.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bangladesh is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 372.68 BDT, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Airtel, Banglalink, Grameenphone, Robi or Teletalk. Bangladesh uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bangladesh upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Bangladesh, dial +, then 880 (the country code for Bangladesh), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Bangladesh, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

106

Ambulance

104

Fire department

105

Last updated: February 12, 2020