How much is Myanmar? A cost estimation for 14 days
Just back from Myanmar my first post is a cost estimation. I didn’t include the flight because I came from Tokyo. I was travelling with a friend which made it cheap because we were able to share rooms and transportation. All accommodations had breakfast included.
|Lunch/Dinner||1500 – 3000 Kyat|
|Water||200 – 300 Kyat|
|Yangon (2 nights + 1 nightbus):|
|Transfer from the airport (at night)||15 $|
|Shwe Dagon Pagoda||8000 Kyat|
|National Museum||5000 Kyat|
|Kandawgyi Lake||2000 Kyat|
|Transfer Highway Bus Terminal||7000 Kyat per cab|
|4 Rivers Hostel, 8 Bed Dorm||13 $/Night|
|Mandalay (2 nights):|
|Night bus JJ-Express Yangon → Mandalay||18500 Kyat|
|Transfer from highway bus terminal||6000 Kyat per cab|
|Entrance fee Mandalay Archaeological Zone||10000 Kyat|
|Bicycle rent||2 $/day|
|Camera fee Mandalay Hill||1000 Kyat|
|Yoe Yoe Lay Hostel, 6 Bed Dorm||10 $/Night|
|Transfer to ferry terminal||6000 Kyat per cab|
|Bagan (3 nights):|
|IWT Boot Mandalay → Nyaung U||15 $|
|Entrance fee Bagan Archaeological Zone||20 $|
|Bicycle rent||1 $/day|
|Day trip to Mount Popa||10 $|
|Eden Motel, 2-Bed-Room with Bathroom||28 $/Night (for the room)|
|Inle Lake (2 nights + night bus):|
|Bus Nyaung U → Nyaung Shwe with transfer from terminal||11000 Kyat|
|Entrance fee Inle Lake||10 $|
|Boot tour||15000 Kyat per boot (max. 6 people)|
|Night bus to Yangon with transfer to the departure terminal and food||20000 Kyat|
|Aquarius Inn, 2-Bed-Room||18$/night (for the room)|
|Day trip Bago:|
|Train ticket Upper Class Roundtrip||2150 Kyat|
*I read about a 10$ ticket, but there was no place/person to buy it.
|Yangon (1 night):|
|Transfer to the airport||7000 Kyat per taxi|
This all sums up to about 320 Dollar. Food and the flight are not included. I’ve always listed the full price for transportation but a lot can be saved by sharing. I paid about 5000 Kyat for food per day, but if you like instant soup you can save a lot because a portion is about 120-200 Kyat.
Please be aware that prices in Myanmar can change pretty fast. Those mentioned above are from January 2015.
I brought Dollar and Euro, the Euros for changing into Kyat. Many guidebooks mention prices in Dollar but there is a change to the local currency in many places. I also saw many ATMs taking Visa and Mastercard. Fees were between 4000 – 5000 Kyat per withdraw.
As always I hope that this estimation helps you making plans.