Bangladesh destination information

All you need to know before visiting Bangladesh

Bangladesh summary

Bangladesh is a medium sized country with around 161M Bangladeshi. Official language is Bengali. Bangladesh uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Currency used in Bangladesh is Taka (BDT).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 84
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 207

ATMs in Bangladesh are Rare. Internet speed in Bangladesh is on average 2.7 Mbps.

🏙️ Dhaka
🗣️ Bengali
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 161M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~208 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 148k km2 (57k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Bangladeshi visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Bengali


Currency 💱

1 BDT = 0.01 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Bangladesh uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 880 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Bangladesh is on average 2.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Bangladesh is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Bangladesh

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Bangladeshi visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Bangladeshi embassies

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