Cost of living in Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Myanmar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,817,697 Kyat
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,219,125 Kyat
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14,639 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 8,617 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,108 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,254 Kyat
12 eggs, large 3,559 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3,458 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,748 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8,416 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,500 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,550 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14,905 Kyat
2 liters of coca-cola 1,979 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,000 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,008,970 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 520,302 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 327,311 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 15,000,000 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,509,430 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 271,987 Kyat
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 30,000 Kyat
40” flat screen tv 651,528 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 550,000 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,000 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6,000 Kyat
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 393,787 Kyat
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 103,136 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 116,346 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 89,000 Kyat
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 12,000,000 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,346 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 22,494 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 14,000 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 56,000 Kyat
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 33,628 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 12,000 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,125 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,359 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,281 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 3,754 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,801 Kyat
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 32,579 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 13,540 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 40,391 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,313 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,032 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,692 Kyat
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 567,027 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 76,893 Kyat
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 11,953 Kyat

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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:
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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.

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