Cost of living in Yangon, Myanmar

List of prices in Yangon, Myanmar. Current as of Aug 2019.

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Food [Edit]
MMK USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,954 Kyat ($3.99)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,312 Kyat ($3.56)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,547 Kyat ($2.37)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,019 Kyat ($1.35)
12 eggs, large 1,931 Kyat ($1.29)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,515 Kyat ($1.01)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,639 Kyat ($4.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,663 Kyat ($1.78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,432 Kyat ($0.96)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,324 Kyat ($0.89)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16,701 Kyat ($11)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,358 Kyat ($0.91)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,745 Kyat ($1.17)
Housing [Edit]
MMK USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,961,150 Kyat ($1,313)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 865,799 Kyat ($580)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 92,331 Kyat ($62)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,268,560 Kyat ($849)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 567,776 Kyat ($380)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 67,242 Kyat ($45)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 42,101 Kyat ($28)
40” flat screen TV 416,913 Kyat ($279)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 128,446 Kyat ($86)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,791 Kyat ($3.88)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,008 Kyat ($3.35)
Clothes [Edit]
MMK USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 76,155 Kyat ($51)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 53,443 Kyat ($36)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 107,662 Kyat ($72)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 73,925 Kyat ($49)
Transportation [Edit]
MMK USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,424,700 Kyat ($27,060)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 898 Kyat ($0.60)
Monthly ticket public transport 21,398 Kyat ($14)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8,683 Kyat ($5.81)
Personal Care [Edit]
MMK USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,682 Kyat ($1.80)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,926 Kyat ($5.98)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 44,717 Kyat ($30)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5,666 Kyat ($3.79)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,020 Kyat ($2.02)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,905 Kyat ($1.94)
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,803 Kyat ($1.21)
Tube of toothpaste 1,261 Kyat ($0.84)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,856 Kyat ($4.59)
Entertainment [Edit]
MMK USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27,708 Kyat ($19)
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Kyat ($7)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 45,213 Kyat ($30)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 55,257 Kyat ($37)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,117 Kyat ($10)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,200 Kyat ($2.81)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,928 Kyat ($1.29)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 708,186 Kyat ($474)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 118 Kyat ($0.08)
1 month of gym membership in business district 112,712 Kyat ($75)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,653 Kyat ($1.78)
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 410 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2019

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