Get ready for your trip to Bangladesh. Order your Bangladeshi Taka at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you’ll have more BDT cash to spend. Have your Bangladeshi Taka banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Bangladesh
Jet off well-informed to Bangladesh. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Bangladesh.
Paying with a British debit or credit card in Bangladesh is only possible in luxury stores, international hotels, large brand stores and upscale restaurants in the Bangladeshi capital city Dhaka, and in large urban areas such as Chittagong and Rajshahi.
Most of the local vendors in Bangladesh only accept cash payments. Bangladesh’s economy is to a large extent still mostly cash-based.
If you are going to pay by card in Bangladesh: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Bangladeshi Taka: Your bank’s BDT to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in South Asia, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Abolutely. Card payments are not widely used in Bangladesh and you’ll need Bangladeshi Taka cash to make everyday purchases.
We recommend that you take the maximum of 5000 taka per person (2500 for up to 12 year olds) into Bangladesh. You can buy more Taka in Bangladesh at a money changer. Ideally you should take USD to exchange into BDT when in Bangladesh.
The overall cost of living in Bangladesh is much lower than the cost of living in the UK: Prices in Bangladesh are on average 48% lower than prices in the UK.
For a coffee in Dhaka city you can expect to pay around 160-180 taka. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost around 500 taka per person.
Tipping is not a common practice in Bangladesh, but in some tourist areas it’s becoming the norm. If you like the service you received you can leave a cash tip of around 10% to 15%.
Banknotes in Bangladesh
The banknotes in circulation in Bangladesh are these from the 2011-2015 series. They all feature the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The denominations in use are 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 takas.
Coins in Bangladesh
Bangladeshi coins in circulation are 1, 2 and 5 takas.
Bangladesh’s currency import and export regulations
Non-residents can take up to 5000 taka per person into Bangladesh (2500 for travelers younger than 12 years old). There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency travelers can bring into Bangladesh, but amounts worth over $5000 USD need to be declared.
Ordering Bangladeshi Taka online
Order Bangladeshi Taka online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Bangladeshi Taka online.
Selling back Bangladeshi Taka
If you have Bangladeshi Taka to sell, follow this link to exchange Bangladeshi Taka to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘BDT Bangladeshi Taka’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Bangladeshi Taka.