Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,078 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,519 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,682 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,737 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,914 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,351 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,075 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,826 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,300 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,314 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16,270 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,683 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 957 Kyat
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,187,450 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,167,400 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 69,512 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,307,210 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 718,718 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 64,122 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 85,350 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 404,152 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 124,359 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,391 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,251 Kyat
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 82,472 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 46,786 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 107,823 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 91,441 Kyat
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 38,406,200 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 866 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 21,032 Kyat
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7,600 Kyat
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,580 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,008 Kyat
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 44,717 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5,637 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,075 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,814 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,387 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,167 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,496 Kyat
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23,065 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 7,410 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42,210 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 55,159 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,697 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,902 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,787 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 717,728 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 121 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 78,258 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,703 Kyat
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 427 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2018.

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