Cost of living in Myanmar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,662 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,171 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,095 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,067 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,918 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,435 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,158 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,576 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,189 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,289 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,303 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,358 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,806 Kyat
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,011,530 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 963,464 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 60,364 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,520,730 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 584,275 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 67,343 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 42,281 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 506,088 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 208,716 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23,306 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,000 Kyat
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 91,153 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 58,085 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 135,202 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 39,611,200 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 963 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 23,499 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) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5,439 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,921 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,896 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,205 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,834 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,551 Kyat
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36,214 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 9,848 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 53,540 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22,096 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,692 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,347 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 664,943 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 156 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 72,594 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,144 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

  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Yangon costs 3,600 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Yangon costs 1,500 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Yangon costs 16,500 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Yangon costs 1,400 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Yangon costs 1,400 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Yangon costs 2,850 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 500 g of local cheese in Yangon costs 6,800 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Yangon costs 1,000 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Yangon costs 1,980 Kyat (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Yangon costs 2,800 Kyat (6 days ago)