Cost of living in Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Myanmar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,232,013 Kyat
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,780,476 Kyat
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,626 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,547 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,290 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,355 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,734 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,040 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,281 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,292 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 718 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,229 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18,012 Kyat
2 liters of coca-cola 1,406 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 994 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,537,750 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 733,062 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 77,518 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,529,770 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 791,990 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 39,739 Kyat
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 20,424 Kyat
40” flat screen tv 297,452 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 303,264 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,257 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 28,306 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 42,690 Kyat
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 77,835 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 101,921 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 40,273 Kyat
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 47,538,100 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 586 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 19,271 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,544 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,000 Kyat
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 35,000 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6,031 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,299 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8,664 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,105 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,346 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,022 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 20,703 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 8,316 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 34,000 Kyat
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 37,029 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,197 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,794 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,071 Kyat
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 660,171 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 86,909 Kyat
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,493 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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