Cost of living in Myanmar
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.
Get a salary calculation for:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
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.