Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Yangon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,624,251 Kyat
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,054,758 Kyat
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Yangon, Myanmar. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,893 Kyat
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,312 Kyat
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,298 Kyat
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,256 Kyat
12 eggs, large 2,000 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,478 Kyat
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,883 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,050 Kyat
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,354 Kyat
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,405 Kyat
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18,894 Kyat
2 liters of coca-cola 1,597 Kyat
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,419 Kyat
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,122,000 Kyat
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 865,799 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 104,612 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,299,710 Kyat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 576,241 Kyat
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 68,177 Kyat
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 38,802 Kyat
40” flat screen tv 434,169 Kyat
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 127,187 Kyat
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,843 Kyat
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,008 Kyat
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 82,608 Kyat
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 53,443 Kyat
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 107,662 Kyat
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 73,925 Kyat
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,424,700 Kyat
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 910 Kyat
Monthly ticket public transport 21,343 Kyat
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8,341 Kyat
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,682 Kyat
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,926 Kyat
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 44,717 Kyat
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5,666 Kyat
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,020 Kyat
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,905 Kyat
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,803 Kyat
Tube of toothpaste 1,261 Kyat
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,187 Kyat
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30,685 Kyat
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Kyat
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 45,213 Kyat
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 73,488 Kyat
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,117 Kyat
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,919 Kyat
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,928 Kyat
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 708,186 Kyat
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 49 Kyat
1 month of gym membership in business district 112,712 Kyat
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,653 Kyat
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 371 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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