Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Yangon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,706 (3,582,467 Kyat)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $857 (1,800,236 Kyat)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Yangon
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
MMK USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 9,405 Kyat ($4.48)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 6,334 Kyat ($3.02)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,710 Kyat ($1.77)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,267 Kyat ($1.56)
12 eggs, large 2,565 Kyat ($1.22)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,321 Kyat ($1.11)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7,408 Kyat ($3.53)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,166 Kyat ($2.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,069 Kyat ($0.51)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,837 Kyat ($0.87)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 20,532 Kyat ($10)
2 liters of coca-cola 1,416 Kyat ($0.67)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,618 Kyat ($0.77)
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Housing Update prices
MMK USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,626,240 Kyat ($774)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 690,870 Kyat ($329)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 159,183 Kyat ($76)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,696,860 Kyat ($808)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 698,199 Kyat ($332)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 81,401 Kyat ($39)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 26,921 Kyat ($13)
40” flat screen tv 482,684 Kyat ($230)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 160,730 Kyat ($77)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,627 Kyat ($3.16)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,261 Kyat ($3.46)
Clothes Update prices
MMK USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 80,609 Kyat ($38)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 54,895 Kyat ($26)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 127,425 Kyat ($61)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 58,124 Kyat ($28)
Transportation Update prices
MMK USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 49,022,500 Kyat ($23,344)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,723 Kyat ($0.82)
Monthly ticket public transport 20,221 Kyat ($10)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12,951 Kyat ($6)
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Personal Care Update prices
MMK USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,555 Kyat ($1.22)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,926 Kyat ($4.25)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 70,227 Kyat ($33)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6,320 Kyat ($3.01)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,002 Kyat ($1.43)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,602 Kyat ($1.72)
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,954 Kyat ($0.93)
Tube of toothpaste 1,474 Kyat ($0.70)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,500 Kyat ($3.10)
Entertainment Update prices
MMK USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,052 Kyat ($16)
2 tickets to the movies 11,264 Kyat ($5.36)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 38,668 Kyat ($18)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 54,095 Kyat ($26)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,150 Kyat ($3.40)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,573 Kyat ($2.18)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,305 Kyat ($1.10)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 683,434 Kyat ($325)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 76 Kyat ($0.04)
1 month of gym membership in business district 78,139 Kyat ($37)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,915 Kyat ($1.86)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 64 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: December 04, 2022

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