If you are preparing for a visit to Southeast Asia, and you want to budget your destination, it’s possible that you also asked yourself How much things cost in Myanmar?. Well, don’t worry!
Here’s how much things cost in Myanmar in the beginning of the tourist season 2016-2017. I had a hard time finding reliable information before going, so that’s why I made a compilation of how much basic things cost.
If you need help for your other preparations, check my other posts on what you need to prepare for your Myanmar travel to have a quick view on VISA requirements and our itinerary, as well as a hint on the best strategy for using currency in this country. You can also check what you need to know before going to Myanmar, such as useful things to bring with you, as well as important information in a Buddhist country.
Please consult Myanmar bucketlist for a quick inspiration.
How much things cost in Myanmar
So now let us begin with this information about prices in Myanmar. Notice that I have split the tables into Basic products, which refer to the price of day-to-day products you will need or use while in Myanmar. The other section refers to Tourist products, which presents how much do tourist services cost.
Basic products’ cost
Please note that the day-to-day prices are very affordable. These products will cost you the same as it cost for a local. There’s no catch.
Tourist products’ cost
In contrast to the previous section’s prices, these activity and/or services are specially priced for tourists. Unless you have a Myanmar friend, or you are already an expatriate in Myanmar in order to know what are the prices for the locals, you will pay more or less the prices listed below. Here’s how much things cost in Myanmar for tourist activities.
We spent almost three weeks in Myanmar, so we were able to gather all this information by ourselves.
Please note that the listed prices were exact for the beginning of the tourist season 2016-2017. Prices in this country change rapidly, therefore we are not liable for any misadventures you might have for not budgeting correctly your trip.
Also note that prices spike around annual festivals and local celebrations.
During our trip in Myanmar, we(my bf and I)’ve visited seven regions:
- Trekked from Kalaw to Inle Lake
- Inle Lake area
I spent months researching prices for every region, and believe me, the more touristy the region, the more it will cost you to stay and visit that area. This is true especially for Bagan and Inle area. And I’ll go even farther with this affirmation, telling you that the prices will be even higher if you’re there during annual festivals.
We were in Inle area for the Full Moon festival in Taunggyi, therefore the prices for the boat rental were 3-4 times higher than normal.
Here’s how much things cost in Myanmar per category:
Please note that the two diagrams show the total price (for two people) we’ve paid during almost 3 weeks visit.