Cost of living in Myanmar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,760 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,924 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,214 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,706 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,673 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,650 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,682 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,656 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,548 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,356 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12,783 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,691 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,322 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,871,620 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 730,722 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 54,771 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,468,330 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 791,053 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 110,011 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 81,453 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 431,985 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 93,917 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,116 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,491 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 68,066 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 47,981 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 94,925 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 71,529 Kyat
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,172,600 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 819 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 15,718 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,326 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35,250 Kyat
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 59,200 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,500 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,094 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,917 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,394 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,037 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,898 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 21,295 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 7,333 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 36,738 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 55,937 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,348 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,598 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,668 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 720,854 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 200 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 69,078 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,520 Kyat

Map of Cost of Living in Myanmar

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This map shows only the top cities in Myanmar. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in Yangon costs 60,000 Kyat (9 days ago)