Travel budget in Burma (Myanmar)

Myanmar: calculate your travel budget

Myanmar: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Burma (Myanmar) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 30 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 609* (795438 MMK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1369* (1789984 MMK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2446* (3199210 MMK)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Burma (Myanmar) in 2020

Cost of living: Myanmar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Burma (Myanmar) in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Burma (Myanmar) by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Burma (Myanmar) compared to the national average.

Cities /Myanmar View Details
Yangon (Rangoon) 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yangon (Rangoon)
Mandalay 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mandalay

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Local prices in Burma (Myanmar) by expense type

Myanmar: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burma (Myanmar) costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.3/person
($ 1.1 to $ 28)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 7.6 to $ 57)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 8.2)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 5.6)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 2.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 2.5)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Myanmar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burma (Myanmar) costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 32 to $ 40)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 26 to $ 66)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 45 to $ 98)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 93 to $ 169)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 210/night
($ 156 to $ 294)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 27 to $ 40)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 81/month
($ 64 to $ 109)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 127/month
($ 73 to $ 255)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 51/month
($ 33 to $ 71)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 164/month
($ 94 to $ 259)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Myanmar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burma (Myanmar) costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 4.9)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.2/kg
( $ 2.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.1/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 11)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.4/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 8.8)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Myanmar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Burma (Myanmar) costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 17/month
($ 8 to $ 27)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.3
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 67/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 79)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Myanmar: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Burma (Myanmar) costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 34/month
($ 23 to $ 60)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 88/month
($ 61 to $ 222)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 775/month
($ 441 to $ 3883)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 435/month
($ 222 to $ 3108)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1998/month
($ 661 to $ 7247)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1321/month
($ 881 to $ 5446)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 58/month
($ 26 to $ 106)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 492/month
($ 222 to $ 1101)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8996/yr
($ 2200 to $ 27489)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Myanmar: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burma (Myanmar) costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 18)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.2/hr
($ 5.5 to $ 8)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Myanmar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Burma (Myanmar) is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 40 to $ 84)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 20 to $ 106)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 120
($ 57 to $ 188)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 57 to $ 112)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Yangon (Rangoon)
London → Yangon (Rangoon)
London → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 790
(fair price: $ 697)
Sydney → Yangon (Rangoon)
Sydney → Yangon (Rangoon)
Sydney → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 630
(fair price: $ 551)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 944
(fair price: $ 854)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1194
(fair price: $ 929)
Los Angeles → Yangon (Rangoon)
Los Angeles  → Yangon (Rangoon)
Los Angeles  → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1127
(fair price: $ 872)
Melbourne → Yangon (Rangoon)
Melbourne → Yangon (Rangoon)
Melbourne → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 574
(fair price: $ 499)
Perth → Yangon (Rangoon)
Perth → Yangon (Rangoon)
Perth → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 548
(fair price: $ 486)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1019
(fair price: $ 921)
Montreal → Yangon (Rangoon)
Montreal → Yangon (Rangoon)
Montreal → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1455
(fair price: $ 1236)
Edinburgh → Yangon (Rangoon)
Edinburgh → Yangon (Rangoon)
Edinburgh → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1093
(fair price: $ 977)
Toronto (Ontario) → Yangon (Rangoon)
Toronto (Ontario) → Yangon (Rangoon)
Toronto (Ontario) → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1931
(fair price: $ 1238)
Auckland → Yangon (Rangoon)
Auckland → Yangon (Rangoon)
Auckland → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 848
(fair price: $ 760)

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About the information on the cost of living in Burma (Myanmar)

The information about the cost of living in Burma (Myanmar) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Burma (Myanmar) updated on 09-04-2020.

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