Yangon, Myanmar

Editor

Editor

March 12, 2023

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, is an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads. With its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and low cost of living, Yangon is an ideal place for digital nomads to explore and work. According to a recent survey, Yangon is the third most affordable city in the world for digital nomads, with an average monthly cost of living of just $1,000. Additionally, the city boasts a wide range of coworking spaces, cafes, and restaurants, making it easy to find a place to work and socialize. The city also offers a variety of cultural attractions, from the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda to the bustling markets of Chinatown. With its low cost of living, vibrant culture, and abundance of coworking spaces, Yangon is an ideal destination for digital nomads looking to explore and work in a new city.

Living in Yangon, Myanmar: Overview

Overall score | Worksplorer index

  • 59%

    Quality of life
  • 31%

    Cost of living
  • 61%

    Connectivity
  • 58%

    Weather

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General

CurrencyMMK
Population (in millions)5.5
Quality of life (world rank from 1 to 200)181
Cost of living compared to Chicago, USA40% cheaper
Best neighborhood to stayBahan, Yangon South
Culture

Number of museums and galleries30
Top selling local beerMyanmar
Most popular local dishMohinga
Travel

Most popular tourist attraction(s)Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Kandawgyi Lake
Discount airlineAirAsia
Major airlineMyanmar Airways
Largest ride sharing companyOway Ride
Primary train stationsYangon Central Station, Insein Station, Thamaing Station
Primary airportsYangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport, Nyaung U Airport
Best rental car companyEuropcar
Used car costs500000 MMK
Connectivity

Apple store addresses Apple Store Yangon is located at Junction City, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Internet connection (in Mbps)10 Mbps
Power socket typeC,D
Supply voltage 230V
Best electronics storeMyanma
Best internet carrierOoredoo
Primary cellular carrierTelenor
Average monthly cost for internet2,000 MMK
Shopping

The best drug storeWatsons
Best restaurant chainRangoon Tea House
The best grocery storeCity Mart
The most popular fashion brandUniqlo
Regulatory

GDP per capita$2,845 / year
Average annual income$3000
Sales tax rate5%
Income tax rate5%
Tourist visa valid (in days)28
Financial

Average mortgage rateNot available
Suggested ATM take out20000 MMK
Bank that has the most ATM machinesKBZ Bank
Average tip in restaurant5-10%
Pay using credit or debit cardNot very common
Health

Emergency Phone Numbers969 (general), 199 (police), 192 (ambulance), 191 (firefighters)
Polution per square meter2,845
Health quality rank (according to WHO) 145
Main religionBuddhism
Quality of life

59%

  • 53%

    Safety, freedom, rights
  • 99%

    Traffic
  • 51%

    Property to income
  • 47%

    Crime
  • 47%

    Healthcare
  • 58%

    Weather
Salaries

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)$521
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate12.75%
Childcare

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child$482
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child$11,680
Cost of living

31%

  • Purchasing Power

    29%

     

     

  • Rent

    24%

     

     

  • Food

    39%

     

     

  • Restaurant

    22%

     

     

  • Workspace

    92%

     

     

  • Transport

    55%

     

     

Rent

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre Per Month$856.25
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre Per Month$425.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre Per Month$1,512.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre Per Month$1,144.44
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend), Sports And Leisure$9.48
Food

Milk (regular), (1 liter)$1.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)$0.93
Eggs (regular) (12)$1.57
Local Cheese (1kg)$15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle)$0.43
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)$14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)$1.16
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)$1.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)$1.76
Chicken Fillets (1kg)$5.88
Apples (1kg)$2.12
Oranges (1kg)$2.83
Potato (1kg)$1.02
Lettuce (1 head)$1.50
Rice (white), (1kg)$1.20
Tomato (1kg)$1.62
Banana (1kg)$0.92
Onion (1kg)$1.28
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)$8.23
Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant$2.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course$24.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)$5.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)$1.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)$1.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)$0.60
Water (0.33 liter bottle) $0.31
Cappuccino (regular)$2.08
Connectivity

94%

Infrastructure

89/100

Internet speed

92/100

Internet cost

95/100

Pre-paid plan

98/100

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment$28.06
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)$0.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)$66.46
Sports

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult$36.05
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)$9.48
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat$5.00
Transportation

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)$0.15
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)$10.41
Gasoline (1 liter)$0.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)$27,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)$27,890.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)$1.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)$1.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)$4.00