Travel budget and cost of living in Myanmar how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Myanmar

Myanmar: calculate your travel budget

Myanmar: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 30 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 602* (860790 MMK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1327* (1899296 MMK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2465* (3527930 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 Myanmar in 2019

Cost of living: Myanmar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Myanmar in 2019 is 42% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Myanmar in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Myanmar by city

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

Cities /Myanmar View Details
Yangon (Rangoon) 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Yangon (Rangoon)
Mandalay 33% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mandalay

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Local prices in Myanmar by expense type

Restaurant budget in Myanmar

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Myanmar costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.6/person
($ 1.9 to $ 5.4)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 6.1 to $ 17)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Myanmar

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Myanmar costs 53% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 34 to $ 42)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 24 to $ 51)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 45 to $ 101)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 94 to $ 169)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 161 to $ 318)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 28 to $ 41)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 71/month
($ 54 to $ 102)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 140/month
($ 73 to $ 322)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 34/month
($ 24 to $ 46)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 179/month
($ 119 to $ 263)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Myanmar

On average, the price of supermarket food in Myanmar costs 19% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 28/kg
($ 22 to $ 33)

140% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 2.2)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 11)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Myanmar

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

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 8.7/month
($ 7.8 to $ 9.7)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 67/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 79)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Myanmar

On average, the cost of housing in Myanmar costs 44% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 29/month
($ 22 to $ 44)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 672/month
($ 322 to $ 1285)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 394/month
($ 216 to $ 643)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1514/month
($ 643 to $ 2998)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1167/month
($ 536 to $ 2142)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
($ 28 to $ 87)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 543/month
($ 268 to $ 751)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7476/yr
($ 3212 to $ 10704)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Myanmar

On average, budget for leisure activities in Myanmar costs 67% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.5/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 7.8)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Myanmar

On average, shopping budget in Myanmar costs 15% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 36
($ 13 to $ 58)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 13 to $ 54)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 96
($ 54 to $ 173)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 54 to $ 162)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Yangon (Rangoon)
London → Yangon (Rangoon)
London → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 806
(fair price: $ 695)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
Manchester → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 998
(fair price: $ 897)
Los Angeles → Yangon (Rangoon)
Los Angeles  → Yangon (Rangoon)
Los Angeles  → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1229
(fair price: $ 1009)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
New York City → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1238
(fair price: $ 1009)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
Dublin → Yangon (Rangoon)
$ 1057
(fair price: $ 985)

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About the information on the cost of living in Myanmar

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

Information about cost of living in Myanmar updated on 19-05-2019.

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