Bangladesh πŸ‡§πŸ‡©

Dhaka

Bangladesh is part of Asia with main city at Dhaka. Official language is Bengali. Bangladesh uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 375.27 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

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Last updated: July 13, 2019