Cost of living in Myanmar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,750 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,871 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,989 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,928 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,789 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,636 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,824 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,551 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,528 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,299 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13,476 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,731 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,140 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,111,700 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,006,110 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 48,051 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,700,000 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 991,130 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 110,011 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 72,009 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 436,905 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 93,917 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,049 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,499 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 78,303 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 60,131 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 104,706 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 119,885 Kyat
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 46,731,700 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 862 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 19,744 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8,080 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,711 Kyat
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 59,200 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,875 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,493 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,605 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,443 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,600 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,896 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 21,099 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 7,119 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 36,738 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 56,671 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,642 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,282 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,497 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 723,415 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 128 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 78,228 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,758 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.

Are you moving to Myanmar? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Myanmar of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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