Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary of cost of living in Yangon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,912 (3,835,798 Kyat)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,685 (2,219,366 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.
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List of prices in Yangon, Myanmar. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
MMK USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,041 Kyat ($6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,176 Kyat ($3.93)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,084 Kyat ($2.34)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,417 Kyat ($1.84)
12 eggs, large 2,042 Kyat ($1.55)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,318 Kyat ($1.00)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,697 Kyat ($4.33)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,491 Kyat ($1.89)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,204 Kyat ($0.91)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,653 Kyat ($1.25)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,861 Kyat ($14)
2 liters of coca-cola 1,395 Kyat ($1.06)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,413 Kyat ($1.83)
Housing [Edit]
MMK USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,122,000 Kyat ($1,611)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,103,930 Kyat ($838)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 104,612 Kyat ($79)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,591,090 Kyat ($1,208)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 698,199 Kyat ($530)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 98,886 Kyat ($75)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 66,810 Kyat ($51)
40” flat screen tv 432,864 Kyat ($329)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 154,239 Kyat ($117)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,466 Kyat ($4.91)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,554 Kyat ($3.46)
Clothes [Edit]
MMK USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 78,295 Kyat ($59)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 48,015 Kyat ($36)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 121,846 Kyat ($93)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 69,424 Kyat ($53)
Transportation [Edit]
MMK USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 46,557,600 Kyat ($35,347)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 902 Kyat ($0.68)
Monthly ticket public transport 20,733 Kyat ($16)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14,706 Kyat ($11)
Personal Care [Edit]
MMK USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,709 Kyat ($2.06)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,926 Kyat ($7)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 43,583 Kyat ($33)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6,350 Kyat ($4.82)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,903 Kyat ($2.20)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,390 Kyat ($2.57)
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,913 Kyat ($1.45)
Tube of toothpaste 1,355 Kyat ($1.03)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,050 Kyat ($4.59)
Entertainment [Edit]
MMK USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 28,798 Kyat ($22)
2 tickets to the movies 11,212 Kyat ($9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43,875 Kyat ($33)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 52,845 Kyat ($40)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9,633 Kyat ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,357 Kyat ($3.31)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,413 Kyat ($1.83)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 709,157 Kyat ($538)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 49 Kyat ($0.04)
1 month of gym membership in business district 104,219 Kyat ($79)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,264 Kyat ($2.48)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 178 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2020

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