Cost of living in Myanmar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,892 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,776 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,898 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,571 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,925 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,022 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,836 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,208 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,389 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,455 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,790 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,092 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,000 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,794,560 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 852,952 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 48,416 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 930,079 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 440,000 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 35,234 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 89,353 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 309,272 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 128,293 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,883 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,500 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 60,837 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 60,706 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 69,535 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 100,000 Kyat
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,072,400 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 507 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 256,000 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,400 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 32,770 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7,111 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,994 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,000 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,169 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 442 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,436 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 20,335 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 10,751 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 19,824 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 52,961 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,008 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,507 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,741 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 675,333 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 43 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 125,702 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,282 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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Yangon costs 1,000 Kyat (1 day ago)