Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Yangon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,460 (4,743,186 Kyat)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $782 (2,540,776 Kyat)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Yangon
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
MMK USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10,244 Kyat ($3.15)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 8,153 Kyat ($2.51)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,816 Kyat ($1.17)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,196 Kyat ($1.29)
12 eggs, large 3,230 Kyat ($0.99)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,504 Kyat ($0.77)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20,969 Kyat ($6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9,021 Kyat ($2.78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,587 Kyat ($0.80)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5,592 Kyat ($1.72)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 53,858 Kyat ($17)
2 liters of coca-cola 2,461 Kyat ($0.76)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4,385 Kyat ($1.35)
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Housing Update prices
MMK USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,818,110 Kyat ($560)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,027,900 Kyat ($316)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 175,311 Kyat ($54)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,912,200 Kyat ($1,820)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,597,290 Kyat ($1,108)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 141,851 Kyat ($44)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 24,500 Kyat ($8)
40” flat screen tv 1,601,270 Kyat ($493)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 359,353 Kyat ($111)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18,076 Kyat ($5.57)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9,298 Kyat ($2.86)
Clothes Update prices
MMK USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 233,712 Kyat ($72)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 65,524 Kyat ($20)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 234,165 Kyat ($72)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 58,124 Kyat ($18)
Transportation Update prices
MMK USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 49,022,500 Kyat ($15,093)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,505 Kyat ($0.46)
Monthly ticket public transport 26,506 Kyat ($8)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) - -
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Personal Care Update prices
MMK USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,555 Kyat ($0.79)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,926 Kyat ($2.75)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 29,303 Kyat ($9)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6,320 Kyat ($1.95)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,002 Kyat ($0.92)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,932 Kyat ($1.52)
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,992 Kyat ($0.61)
Tube of toothpaste 4,203 Kyat ($1.29)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,278 Kyat ($2.24)
Entertainment Update prices
MMK USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,811 Kyat ($11)
2 tickets to the movies 19,636 Kyat ($6)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 38,668 Kyat ($12)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 59,686 Kyat ($18)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9,686 Kyat ($2.98)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,231 Kyat ($1.92)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,859 Kyat ($0.88)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,705,920 Kyat ($525)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 40 Kyat ($0.01)
1 month of gym membership in business district 172,876 Kyat ($53)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,307 Kyat ($1.63)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 76 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: March 10, 2024

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