Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,390 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,487 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,377 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,683 Kyat
12 eggs, large 1,807 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,015 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11,497 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,110 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 965 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,293 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14,790 Kyat
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,430 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 847 Kyat
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,847,720 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,072,100 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 70,213 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,090,990 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 785,806 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 59,299 Kyat
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 110,002 Kyat
40” flat screen TV 376,795 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 122,169 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,720 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,730 Kyat
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 77,931 Kyat
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 53,722 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 111,891 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 104,579 Kyat
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,203,300 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 665 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 12,977 Kyat
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 6,581 Kyat
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,450 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,277 Kyat
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 40,137 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7,039 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,875 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,594 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,263 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,371 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,422 Kyat
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 21,704 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 6,957 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 26,734 Kyat
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 57,636 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,593 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,602 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,657 Kyat
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 699,503 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 233 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 83,133 Kyat
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,237 Kyat
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 253 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

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