Dhaka - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

Yes, but you need to travel out of the country (no in-country travel allowed) to stay sane. - May 2016

Yes - Jun 2015

Yes, unless you need to leave the country every 3 months and feel you need a fleet of staff to live comfortably. - Sep 2014

A bit, yes. - Aug 2014

Yes. A thousand times yes. There is almost nothing to spend it on. - Jul 2014

Absolutely. It's a 30% hardship differential with a 15% SND. Cost of living is low. If you want to travel regionally, you'll not save as much, since cost of tickets out of Dhaka are high. - Aug 2013

Yes, absolutely. - Apr 2013

Yes, if you don't blow it on surrounding country travel. - Aug 2011

Possible, but not as much as you would have thought coming to a third world country. - Jun 2011

It mostly comes down to how well you can tolerate spending extended periods of time in Dhaka. The only thing to spend money on is leaving the country. - Feb 2011

yes, if you don't buy imported fruit and have your cook buy local foods - Jan 2011

No. You will need to spend what you would have saved to get out of the country every other month. - Jan 2011

Yes, I would have been able to save substantially more if I had not traveled so much. Living in Dhaka is quite inexpensive. - Oct 2010

Yes, particularly if you are not picky for American items only. - Apr 2010

Yes, definitely. The biggest expense is regional travel. It would be very hard to live here without getting away every few months. - Oct 2009

Yes, unless you travel out of Dhaka a lot. - Aug 2009

Yes, but we haven't saved much. There are tons of places to travel to in the region and it is expensive to get out of Dhaka. There is also a big temptation to fill your huge house with stuff. - Mar 2009

Possibly. - Nov 2008

No, you will spend it all traveling. - Oct 2008

Yes. If you don't go overboard on buying all the wonderful handicrafts available. - Mar 2008

Absolutely. Traveling outside of country can be expensive but I've still managed to save a ton. - Feb 2008

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