Cost of living in Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Myanmar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,286,907 Kyat
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,807,896 Kyat
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,091 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,153 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,868 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,077 Kyat
12 eggs, large 2,010 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,400 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,098 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,688 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,283 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,486 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16,187 Kyat
2 liters of coca-cola 1,648 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,848 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,897,250 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 598,259 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 72,928 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,226,640 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 498,464 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 135,525 Kyat
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 87,194 Kyat
40” flat screen tv 441,140 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 153,364 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9,985 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,454 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 49,000 Kyat
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 61,278 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 153,545 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 74,297 Kyat
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,210,800 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 914 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 19,111 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,981 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 9,334 Kyat
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 53,319 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9,122 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,022 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,878 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,388 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,516 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,034 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 29,274 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 9,242 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 44,504 Kyat
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 53,950 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,516 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,614 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,885 Kyat
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 664,943 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 71 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 70,116 Kyat
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,240 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:
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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Yangon costs 560 Kyat (4 days ago)