Cost of living in Myanmar

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,667 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,319 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,138 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,457 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,719 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,162 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,486 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,311 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,260 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,409 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14,199 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,696 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 968 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,431,500 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,434,430 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 75,844 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,101,730 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 650,155 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 60,000 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 74,422 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 303,529 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 81,240 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,112 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,487 Kyat
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 69,275 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) 107,874 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 100,000 Kyat
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,362,900 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 571 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 10,546 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) 48,436 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 1,715 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 2,500 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,884 Kyat
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 17,541 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 9,186 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 28,291 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 53,033 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,200 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,340 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,313 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 708,882 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 123,962 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,587 Kyat

Map of Cost of Living in Myanmar


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

  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Yangon costs 1,600 Kyat (4 days ago)