Cost of living in Myanmar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,490 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,214 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,059 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,988 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,876 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,437 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,824 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,077 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,452 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,316 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13,476 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,635 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,237 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,152,700 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 917,188 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 51,777 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) 58,806 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 467,422 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 124,906 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22,042 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,499 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 96,011 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 41,684 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 104,545 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 109,143 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 882 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 21,833 Kyat
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,982 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.) 3,571 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,614 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,772 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,851 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23,004 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 7,695 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 39,353 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60,170 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22,927 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,994 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,536 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 77,030 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,901 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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