5 Reasons Why Outsourcing to Bangladesh Makes Sense in 2023

Author: Mosarrof Hossain,

CTO of Zensprint (Bespoke software development company, managed teams)

Published: Oct. 2, 2023

Modified: Feb. 2, 2024


In recent years, Bangladesh has rapidly emerged as a major hub for IT and software engineering talent. For startups and enterprises evaluating overseas outsourcing locations, Bangladesh provides unique strategic advantages:


1. Cost Savings

Developer and engineer salaries in Bangladesh are up to 50% lower than Eastern Europe and other leading tech outsourcing destinations. This allows startups and tech companies to make significant labor cost reductions versus hiring locally.


2. Abundant Talent Pool

Bangladesh graduates over 50,000 computer science and engineering students annually. Combined with rapid expansion of the IT sector, this provides access to a deep pool of qualified developers.

Around 65% of Bangladesh's population is under the age of 35. The country has heavily invested in education, with an adult literacy rate over 70%. This has created a large pool of young, educated, and motivated workers eager for employment.


3. High Quality

Many Bangladeshi engineers attend top universities worldwide including Ivy League institutions in the US and UK. English proficiency rates are extremely high in the country due to British colonial influence. This allows for effective collaboration.


4. Cultural Compatibility

Bangladesh's work culture and values align well with Western norms and expectations. Experienced talent has technical credentials on par with the US and Europe. This ensures a shared mindset and quality of service.


5. Untapped Potential

Compared to India, Eastern Europe and other saturated outsourcing destinations, far less tech companies have leveraged Bangladeshi talent so far. This presents a compelling first-mover advantage.


As infrastructure and connectivity improve, Bangladesh provides Western companies and clients access to an immense talent pool with quality matching top outsourcing locales, but at far lower labor costs. 

For startups seeking affordable agility, the country represents the future for global engineering teams.