Cost of Living in Yangon

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.00 $ 1.50-5.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.00 $ 15.00-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.80 $ 3.78-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.14 $ 0.90-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 1.20-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.21 $ 1.20-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.54 $ 0.33-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.33 $ 0.20-0.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.86 $ 4.54-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.31 $ 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.38 $ 1.14-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.34 $ 9.07-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.33 $ 2.27-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.64 $ 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $ 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.36-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.91-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.11-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.34-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.23-0.59
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.74 $ 0.50-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 7.57-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 $ 0.80-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 $ 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.00 $ 2.80-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.15 $ 0.14-0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9.08 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.20 $ 1.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 1.93-2.82
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.41 $ 1.96-2.86
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,134.72 $ 30,269.44-50,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 $ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26.67 $ 20.00-40.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.02 $ 0.02-0.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 172.50 $ 90.00-400.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.42 $ 30.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.67 $ 3.00-7.57
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 $ 2.40-5.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 508.33 $ 250.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,000.00 $ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.00 $ 12.00-52.97
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.68 $ 22.70-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.68 $ 80.00-160.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.50 $ 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 655.56 $ 300.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 441.67 $ 200.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,775.00 $ 1,000.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,328.57 $ 500.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 55.01 $ 26.00-200.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 32.25 $ 26.00-50.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 250.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.25 10.00-13.00

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Last update: March 2019
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33 Comments so far

#Naing Win Than on Mar 21, 2019 :
Data are absolutely wrong. Not expensive in reality. Rent rates are more exegerated and merely correlates with monthly salary.
In reality Yangon is a good place to live where cost of living is overall fair. Cheap vegetables and quality resturants according to desired bad thing is traffic.
#Anonymous on Feb 04, 2019 :
Landlord ripoff in Yangon is the worst in the world which ever never happen in UK, US, China, etc.

Flats or apartments are not sold at a cheaper price considering of paying a monthly fee to the obsolete landlord who already made massive profit selling many apartments one after another on her worst-quality building. Though making more profit than what the apartment is worth, the landlord never quench shamelessly to further rip off the apartment owner with the unlawful monthly rental fee as well as 2% percentage ripoff from apartment sale. The apartment owner is no different to a prisoner to a landlord and this is exactly where the government must exercise power to return justice to the apartment owner and strip absolutely the landlord's obsolete right of the ownership of the land where the apartment building has already been built.

So it is time for the government to annul landlord's land ownership of the already-built flat or apartment building and distribute the land ownership equally among the apartment owners for fairness's sake.
#Anonymous on Jan 27, 2019 :
YCDC is still not following the government order strictly to clean the the roadside stalls.

So probably 2 weeks after removing the roadside stalls by YCDC at Myaung Gyi street, Ye Kyaw, Pazundaung township, Yangon , today almost all roadside stalls encroach its usual places again and open almost all of its roadside stalls at the same time today which seriously blocks both cars and people walking on the small Myaung Gyi street .

Without corrupt people assistance in YCDC, the roadside stalls shall never dare to risk the fine of 500,000 kyat to reopen the roadside stalls.

YCDC is so far the most corrupt government agency that all Yangon local are aware of. There is no place where there is no corrupt people from YCDC popping up uninvited to rip off people just even for a minor internal decoration of a flat which is not actually required to report YCDC according to law, however people from YCDC always take advantage of the local of their lack of knowledge of the law regarding the the minor decoration within flat.

As mentioned earlier, corruption is quite deep rooted in YCDC to the extent of YCDC is hopeless.

In order to execute the government order efficiently such as of removing the roadside stalls through YCDC, the government urgently need to investigate YCDC of corruption and jail all corrupt people as well as fire lazy people not carrying out the government order efficiently in YCDC and also immediately need to place hardworking people of principle and integrity with no record of corruption as leaders and monitorship in all departments of YCDC and then in no time the street will be safe for both car and people walking around the clock.
Speaker abuse coming from peddler and religious sects such as Muslim, Buddhist, etc should be banned to return peace to Yangon resident who have been suffering the speaker abuse throughout their lives unlike the western democratic countries so the government should come out with a law banning the speaker abuse with a fine no less than the fine of the roadside stall blocking.
Development starts with restoring the quality of life to the Yangon resident which the government so far does a splendid job.
The restaurant food should be affordable to the Yangon resident so the government should assign a team to investigate the food price in restaurants frequently and fine or remove license all the restaurants which overprice its food and drink. The ripoff from the food court of the Yuzana plaza is outrageous so some action should be taken against the food court of Yuzana plaza.
Human dignity must be sustained so ripoff from food and drink must be abstained from all side even from the military and the price of a can of Myanmar beer must be restored to where it was before, 500 kyat. Or else what is remained for the poor Yangon resident other than poverty? No further ripoff for food and drink please...
#Anonymous on May 19, 2018 :
The happiness of 90% people should be above all in the mindset of the government where as much as 56% people still have no opportunity to find job. The 56% people don't mind how much they get paid whether or not much much lower than the minimum wage as long as not being destitute and have food on the table. Food is more important than face for the 56% destitute people whereas upside-down is true for the government not caring the agony of the 56% destitute people.

It is not right for the government to harm and punish people for its own selfish interest.
The government should understand its only responsibility which is to serve the interest of people righteously and fairly just like the current government in Malaysia where the price of restaurant food in Kuala Lumpur is cheaper than Yangon INCREDIBLY, where a lot of ripoff Yangon tiny worthless restaurants mushrooming without being monitored and controlled for fair food price by the neglectful government unlike Malaysia government.
#Anonymous on May 19, 2018 :
Traffic congestion in Yangon can be temporarily eliminated by implementing toll fee collection for travelling between different cities in Yangon until toll free express bridges linking cities in Yangon are available

Free license should be issued for imported new car and the price of imported new car should be inspected comparing with the oversea market to ensure no ripoff and cheaper price in Myanmar market.

Ripoff in the second hand car market is so serious under the current government unlike the previous government so the second hand car market must be investigated to eliminate the ripoff to ensure the price of second hand car is the same to the oversea market.

Innocent People should not be punished for the mismanagement of government and instead government should serve the people not bringing the example of worse ripoff from around the world such as from the tiny land Singapore and so on.
Just Yangon region is as much 50 times bigger than the whole Singapore country so whoever compared Singapore to Myanmar or Yangon is unworthy and should be punished by removing the culprit from his government position.
#Anonymous on May 18, 2018 :
“The government has said that it wants to develop international-standard industrial zones because the existing zones lack infrastructure. But if the existing industrial zones can be managed and made to carry out their functions, there is no need to construct new industrial zones,” said Daw Kyi Pyar, MP from Kyauktada township.

No need to expand the Yangon city as the Yangon city is already very enough and even few resource Myanmar have may not even be enough to manage the existing Yangon city along with its industrial zones, let alone to imagine to expand Yangon city.
So what the motive of wasteful chief minister attempting to expand Yangon city is for, unnecessarily..His greedy pocket is not yet full.. he should be investigated for corruption.

Yangon to reform supervisory structure for industrial zones as concerns mount
#Anonymous on May 18, 2018 :
Myanmar is a well-known ripoff country, thanks to the sick Suu Kyi leadership, relapsing to the old day of monopoly previously under the military leadership.
A brand new car can be used for 8 years at abroad and can be sold in the second hand car market in Yangon for a price that is higher than the price of the brand new car.
People realize now that Thein Sein government is much more better and fairer than the sick Suu Kyi government where endless repeatation of ripoff after ripoff people suffering.
Even the ripoff that foreign businesses can't stand so businesses such as Samsung and so on and airlines such as Airasia, Kathmandu or so and so on stop investing in Myanmar altogether after discussing business plans with this sick government.
#Anonymous on May 18, 2018 :
All Meat in the Yangon markets are injected with unhealthy tap water as much as the weight of the meat so all butchers earn not only profit but also rip consumer off a whopping double price for each meat sale. The injected water will be released when cooking the water-injected meat so consumer didn't get what they paid for and only gets half meat after cooking, consumer are simply CHEATED openly now without being looked after by this out of touch Suu Kyi government for almost 2 years already.
This issue of water-injected meat didn't happen under the previous Thein Sein government.
All kind of Dishonesty is what the Yangon local have been experiencing under this out of touch Suu Kyi government.
For the sake of people she seemingly fighting for before, Suu Kyi must sack all seemingly corrupt and useless ministers including the sick chief minister under her government and replace all of them with much better ministers and chief minister previously employed under the previous Thein Sein government. Or else Myanmar really have no future with the current chief/ministers under the Suu Kyi government.
#Anonymous on May 16, 2018 :
According to the news below, chief minister was very irresponsible not attending his duty by failing to show up at the serious Hlaing Thaya landfill fire raging for 5 days until his boss Suu Kyi intervinced and seems very corrupt as well visiting the crony Tay Za-owned Kandawgyi Palace very early in the morning proactively which was on fire previously.
Not only this hopeless chief minister but also another minister was famous for wearing 0.1 million US dollar watch in the news before.
So it seems all minister under this out of touch Suu Kyi government attempting to dig gold where opportunities available, are hopeless for the Myanmar future.
Right now chief minister is busy attempting to dig gold and expand Yangon city whereas not being dutiful even within the existing Yangon city, almost no existing municipal service in Yangon now comparing to previously provided by much more efficient Thein Sein government.
Chief minister is also seemingly the greatest thief attempting to confiscate 80% of the land where he is planning to expand Yangon city so he is much worse than the previous military government where no such 80% of land confiscations happened at all. Sooner or later the chief minister would end up in jail for this inhumane crime of 80% land confiscation.
The price of used cars in Yangon has increased almost twice unreasonably since under this out of touch Suu Kyi government, whereas the price of used car was getting much more cheaper gradually under the reasonable Thein Sein government.
56% of Myanmar population is jobless and instead of attracting foreign investment with the attraction of cheapest wage in Asia. This out of touch Suu Kyi government raises a whopping 33% minimum wage unlike never seen before in history so Myanmar wage seems higher than more productive Bangladesh now. Congratulations, Myanmar factories are preparing to move to Bangladesh where worker are much more productive than Myanmar worker and the wage is also lower than Myanmar.
Mismanagement one after another under this out of touch Suu Kyi government would be a history burden not only now but also to the future generations.

Chief Minister Nowhere in Sight While Yangon Suffers from Smoke
#Anonymous on May 09, 2018 :
In the news below, the foreign investment is being bullied by both its ungrateful traitor worker and unreasonable central arbitration council.
To the extent the owner of this foreign factory CLOSED his own factory out of DESPERATION, no wonder no more foreign investment is coming to Myanmar.
The worker in Myanmar is constantly mentioned as the most ungrateful and non-productive in Asia even uncomparable to the much better Bangladesh where the pay is much lower than Myanmar and the Bangladesh worker are grateful to the foreign boss unlike the worse treatment suffered by foreign boss in Myanmar where even a prison penalty is available to the foreigner boss for breaking labor law which is even never unheard of before in all other countries, Myanmar is STUPIDLY clever.
Myanmar is already truly a terrible HELL for foreign investment, not to mention just to lose all the cost of investment but also to risk being forced to sit in the prison cell.
So both TROUBLEMAKERS, labour union and obsolete central arbitration council must be REMOVED for good or else the remaining foreign factories would sooner or later close and run away one after another just like this Korea factory.

South Korean factory fined K3 million for defying order
#Anonymous on May 03, 2018 :
The price of a meal that used to be 60 Myanmar currency at year 1999 has been raised to as much as 3000 Myanmar currency now so the Myanmar currency has been actually devalued as much as 50 times since the year 1999.

It is noteworthy of the HYPERINFLATION Myanmar went through during the last 2 decades since 1999 and history likes repeatation especially in Myanmar so there is a highest chance HYPER-INFLATION probably may re-visit Myanmar again sooner than you may expect in the near future.

However, Myanmar currency is not yet devalued as much as 50 times when exchanging to the US dollar until now since 1999. The exchange rate of US dollar to Myanmar currency at the Myanmar black market at the year 1999 was like 1 US dollar to 1100 Myanmar Kyat. So the current exchange rate is unreasonably unfair.

The problem with Myanmar is that there is no free market rate for money exchange in Myanmar until now and the current government still micromanage to unfairly define how much the Myanmar currency worth against the US dollar without following the international norm of free market for money exchange.

As soon as Suu Kyi is gone in 2020, it is expected the value of Myanmar currency would be deprecated at least a 100% or much much more to gradually reflect to the international market rate of money exchange according to the doctrine of democracy for good and fairness.
#Anonymous on May 02, 2018 :
Meal at fast-food restaurant in US is cheaper than unreasonably greedy Myanmar where the no-opportunity jobless suffer the most under the out-of-touch Suu Kyi government.

McDonald’s, seeking to win back customers lost after it abandoned its popular but profit-squeezing Dollar Menu in 2013, in January jumped back in with the launch of a $1, $2, $3 value menu.

That menu includes $1 any size soft drinks and cheeseburgers, $2 small espresso drinks and Bacon McDouble hamburgers, and $3 Happy Meals and classic chicken sandwiches.

U.S. fast-food price war flares as consumer spending softens
#Anonymous on May 02, 2018 :
Workers and capitalists butt heads on the streets of Yangon
#Anonymous on May 02, 2018 :
Not all of those watching the proceedings were supportive of the labor activists, though. One man hopped along beside the marchers for about a block mockingly repeating their chants back at them while performing a sort of dance.

A street vendor proclaimed to the demonstrators: “If you don’t like how much you are getting paid, go work somewhere else!” She then turned to her neighboring fruit seller to say: “They act like they are being robbed or something.”

Labour union is indeed a troublemaker to almost 60% of the total Myanmar jobless population in creating endless inflation by demanding to raise salary constantly because inflation is kind of death sentence to the jobless who are not lazy to work but Myanmar really has no job to offer to the jobless. Whom to blame for the hardship of the jobless? Indeed it is the Suu Kyi Government. Instead of attracting as much investments with the only advantage Myanmar have which is the lowest wage, this inconsiderate Suu Kyi government starts destroying the advantage of lowest wage to attract investments but instead not only raise wage but also raise wage like employee are lottery winner by raising 33% of the current minimum wage unreasonably unlike never seen before in any part of this world or in history which shall certainly drive out existing investments in Myanmar to abroad like Bangladesh, etc where wage is much cheaper than Myanmar.
The brain of Suu Kyi is so strange standing with mass greedy, non-productive employee/benefactor but punish employer like employer owe both brain-damaged Suu Kyi and non-productive employee.
Suu Kyi is indeed accountable to the inflation hardship of the jobless of almost 60% of the total Myanmar jobless population and also people sacked from their job because investments shut down factories due to the inconsiderate endless jumping minimum wage.

Workers and capitalists butt heads on the streets of Yangon
Workers and capitalists butt heads on the streets of Yangon
#Anonymous on Apr 23, 2018 :
Pure electric car (new car) in China is much more cheaper than rusty old used car in Myanmar.
The backsliding nature of the current government led by powerless Suu Kyi is incredible as her soundless out-of-touch policies has been encouraging to raised the price of rusty old used car in the local market unlike never seen before in other markets in all other countries, even under the era of wise president Thein Sein.
The future belongs to electric car so fuel car should be banned driving in Myanmar, not allowing for home use except for business truck and bus.

BAIC EC-Series Scores 11,000 Sales in October! (Record Electric Car Sales in China!)
#Anonymous on Apr 21, 2018 :
The current Myanmar government led by Suu Kyi has been proven foolish not only in Myanmar but also in internationally, fortunately foolish Suu Kyi is being offered constant guidance from the military leadership or else the situation of Myanmar may be like crippling Venezuela right now under the foolish Suu Kyi. Hope Suu Kyi is gone the soonest possible to return peace to Burmese just like the era under the previous government led by wise Thein Sein
#Anonymous on Apr 21, 2018 :
Imposter Suu Kyi and her party are making Burmese extremely miserable to the extent of not being able to afford free car from oversea car graveyard so indeed is sin and no use praying early in the morning, anyway Suu Kyi shall go to HELL in order to atone the suffering of Burmese and Bengali.

Prices of Used Cars Soar 70% in a Month, Putting Breaks on Demand
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2018 :
1. 10 millions not 100k
2. 3/6 millions not 30/60 millions
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2018 :
The price of used car used to be below 100k under the previous government and was expensive comparing to the oversea market.
Ridiculously, the price of used car has been raised at least one time under the current Suu Kyi government so the price of used car is as much expensive as the new car ridiculously.
The price of used car in Yangon should be comparable to the similar city in oversea market or else Suu Kyi must step down for having no ability to account fairness to the Yangon resident
#Anonymous on Apr 13, 2018 :
Yangon traffic congestion is the reason this bitchy government attempting to choke and slaughter the car market endless since it took over the reign.
However nothing seems accomplish so far with the same result of traffic congestion with the stupid policies came up by the the no brain politicians of the current government with the background of being housed in prison most of their life.
There are lots of solution to resolve the traffic congestion and no need to ask 30/60 million for car license unless you're bitches because it is not affordable to poor Burmese. Tax for new car is so high so should be reduced as much as to 0% as under the previous government and license should be given for free for new car as new car is good for the country, not the disgraceful used car.
Solution for Yangon traffic congestion...
Why not build bridges over traffic congested area?
Only one-hand-drive car should be allowed or else it shall be dangerous, so why not ban all the right-hand-drive car right away from driving in Yangon?
Why not ban all car older than 10 years from driving in Yangon?
#Anonymous on Apr 10, 2018 :
The reason why used car price of Yangon is so expensive is because of the bitchy government under Suu Kyi no longer issue license to new car of Yangon.
Without license for new car, poor Burmese have no option but to purchase used car which were imported as used car under the previous government without restriction but importation of used car is now banned under the current bitchy government. So the limited used car in the market without further supply due to the importation ban under this brainless government, the price of used car hyper-jump surpassing the price of new car which is never unheard of in other countries and incredibly unlogical, only that insane Suu Kyi can accomplish. Congratulations, Suu Kyi, you are severely abhorred by your people due to the burden and difficulties you deliberately and constantly brought upon your people as well as becoming the greatest abomination to the world due to your sarcastic and foolish response to the world media with your unnecessary arrogant manner
#Anonymous on Apr 10, 2018 :
Hope AD 2020 year is over where that tyrant Su Kyi must step down so that the price of used car will be restored to become lower than a quarter of the price of new car now as used to be under the previous government.
Ripoff under Su Kyi is the worse under any democracy and is not sustainable.
Su Kyi is not a symbol of democracy at all but symbol of unfair ripoff, heavy tax unheard of in Asia, incomparable power hunger to betray any doctrine or sacrifice her people for attaining power
#Anonymous on Apr 08, 2018 :
Grab fare in Yangon seems to be the most expensive in Asia even more expensive than Kuala Lumpur.
The culprit of Grab Yangon being most expensive is due to the current government for not allowing Yangon car owners to provide cheap rides to the Yangon residents unlike the Kuala Lumpur.
So the original inspiration of Grab to provide affordable rides to the mass has been crippled by this out of touch current government led by out of touch, arrogant Su Kyi.
And to be able to continue operation in Yangon, Grab bows to the pressure of the current government and only provide Taxi rides to the poor Yangon residents, not an alternative cheaper rides directly provided by car owners.
Out of touch micromanagement by Su Kyi shall force not only her people but also her part to kick her out of the current office sooner or later.
#Anonymous on Apr 07, 2018 :
The used car has been doubled now from 10 millions to 20 millions since brainless Su-Kyi government has taken over the reign.
I think it is time for Su-Kyi to end her term of reign along with her party encircled with reckless, brainless, greedy, old time prisonors, so as to liberate poor Myanmese from hyperinflation unsophisticatedly initiated by obsolete Su-Kyi herself and her corrupt circle
#Anonymous on Apr 05, 2018 :
U Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of the current government, builds a business empire
#Anonymous on Apr 04, 2018 :
At least 10% tax for new car and then also demand for at least an unreasonable amount of 3 million Myanmar dollar just for a license.
The current government has been creating all nonsense policies which are much more burdensome than rich nation from europe and Myanmese is not rich at all compared to european so earnestly hope the return of military government where there is nonsense policies and no ripoff unlike the current government where the poor salaried minister of the current government can afford to wear a watch costing as much as 100k US dollar. Without rubbish useless democracy which pretty much enslaves everyone not catching up or not taking advantages of the rubbish policies announced by this selfish current goverment, everyone has a respectable place to stay and abundant food to eat as usual without pressure at all, everyone happy and satisfied under the military leadership. Hope the end of this nonsense democracy government for good for the sake of the people
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2018 :
Budget hotel room rate of Yangon is much more expensive than Xian,Bangkok,Kuala Lumpur, etc and the quality and size of the room is also worse and smaller than Xian,Bangkok,Kuala Lumpur, etc.
The room rate should reflect the status of local economy or else tourist shall stay away from visiting Myanmar for ripoff and also the local who earns US$23+ a month shall not afford to stay even at the out of touch budget hotel room for more than 1 or 2 days.
Cheap is a blessing what the government can offer to her poor people where as much as 56% of the population is jobless. Raising salary by 33% by the current government is kind of a great curse to job desperate people because this resulting job cutting and factory closure. Salary should be returned to where it was before cheaply to encourage foreign investment with the cheapest attraction until 80% of the population is fully employed.
Or else S.Kyi government can beg foreign countries as usual to borrow money to pay off the salary increase of the employee of the government.
CC, cheap expense and cheap labor is what the government must do to save the 56% jobless population
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2018 :
It is inhumane to see very old cars being much more expensive than new cars this never happened during the previous T.Sein government.
It is really undemocratic to price 20-30 years old cars much more expensive than new cars.
To eradicate bad traffic jam, S.Kyi government should follow Nepal by banning all vehicles older than 20 years or to achieve smoothe traffic by banning all vehicles older than 10 years old. After banning, Yangon license must be issued as normal as the previous government.
Or else the kind of previous government is a better choice than the current government
#Anonymous on Oct 08, 2016 :
Damn its much more expensive than Issan Thailand...
Can anyone recomend a decent hotel I need new passport 3 wks max .. thanks
#Administrator on Mar 02, 2016 :
Note for the previous comment:
- soup is not a full meal in southeastern Asia usually
- we do not collect the prices of Coca cola in supermarkets at all which makes that point invalid
- please update the restaurant prices if you think is incorrect
#Daniel on Feb 27, 2016 :
As of February 2016 almost all prices noted here are absolutely incorrect, at least food prices. Eating in Myanmar is much cheaper than Thailand or Vietnam, you can have a simple meal of 'mohinga' (local soup) for as little as 300 kyat ($0.25), not three dollars. In Yangon I literally couldn't find a single restaurant where any dish would cost more than $6-7. For $0.75 (850 kyat) you get 2L of Coca Cola, not 0.33L.
High cost of Levi's jeans is not representative because nobody in Myanmar wears jeans, Burmese men wear 'longyi' which costs only about $2-3
#Geoff on Feb 21, 2016 :
Well what do the folks from Myanmar do for work who can afford the high prices there?
#VWGolf on Dec 19, 2015 :
The cost of living in Myanmar vs the quality of life is ridiculous. It is very clear the living costs are not due to marker forces but artificial. For the same cost one could get a far better quality of life anywhere else in the world. The cost of living here is very close to Dubai!!!