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Yangon, Yangon Division, Myanmar

How much does it cost to travel to Yangon?

You should plan to spend around $63 (MMK131,347) per day on your vacation in Yangon. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $9.72 (MMK20,375) on meals
  • $2.39 (MMK5,000) on local transportation
  • $62 (MMK129,242) on hotels

A one week trip to Yangon for two people costs, on average, $877 (MMK1,838,852). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Yangon cost?

A one week trip to Yangon usually costs around $439 (MMK919,426) for one person and $877 (MMK1,838,852) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Yangon on average costs around $877 (MMK1,838,852) for one person and $1,754 (MMK3,677,704) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Yangon will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Yangon on average costs around $1,880 (MMK3,940,397) for one person and $3,759 (MMK7,880,793) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Yangon has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Yangon expensive to visit?

Yangon is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Myanmar, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Yangon is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Jinghong or Zhangjiajie.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Yangon Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Yangon?

The average Yangon trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Yangon travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MMK129,242 ($62)
Local Transportation 1 MMK5,000 ($2)
Food 2 MMK20,375 ($10)
Accommodation Budget in Yangon
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Yangon is $31 (MMK64,621). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Yangon is $62 (MMK129,242). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Yangon
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Yangon is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.39 (MMK5,000) per person, per day, on local transportation in Yangon.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Yangon
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Yangon can vary, the average cost of food in Yangon is $9.72 (MMK20,375) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yangon should cost around $3.89 (MMK8,150) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Yangon is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Water Budget in Yangon
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  • On average, people spend $4.23 (MMK8,860) on bottled water in Yangon per day. The public water in Yangon is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Yangon On a Budget
Yangon Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city and economic center for the nation of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The city is a mix of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, and is host to beautiful 19th-century colonial architecture as well as modern skyscrapers. The people of Yangon mainly follow the Buddhist religion and it is common to see monks wandering along the busy streets amidst gilded temples.
The centerpiece of Yangon is Shwedagon Paya, a huge pagoda complex that stands on the top of Singuttara Hill. It shines with gilded spires and intricate woodwork that attracts tourists as well as pilgrims who frequently visit the sacred site. As far as dress code goes, those who enter the site must cover their legs and remove any footwear. The pagoda itself has entrances in the four cardinal directions guarded by statues of Burmese lions with walkways, some of which (like the eastern path) are busy with vendors selling goods to visitors. Other religious sites include the Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, St. Mary's Cathedral, and a synagogue. The Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, a large reclining Buddha statue, is also popular.

Additionally, Yangon has plenty of colonial architecture (more on this in the next section).

If you're looking for even more ideas, here's a great list of things to see and do in Myanmar.
At the heart of Yangon is its bustling downtown and riverfront, where businesses, shopping, and many hotels are centered. This area of the city, at the crossroads of Sule Pagoda Road and Mahabandoola Road, is fairly walkable. The Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Garden, an Independence Monument (a large white obelisk in the midst of the garden), are all good landmarks for getting one's bearings in the city. Some of the other popular sights of the downtown include City Hall, the High Court, and the Secretariat. Yangon's riverfront, which runs along Strand Road (known as Kanna Lan in Burmese), is a hub of trading activity and also hosts a number of architectural gems. Some of these colonial buildings include the Yangon Region Court, Custom House, the famous Strand Hotel, and the Myanma Port Authority. The city as a whole is very historic, though there are also centers for shopping as well. Yangon's Chinatown has much to offer in street vendors selling souvenirs, while Bogyoke Aung San Market (or Scott Market) is a great source for Burmese handicrafts.

The golden pagodas of Yangon are very popular and can occupy much of the sightseeing in the city. These and the colonial architecture remaining from the 19th century speak to many years of history. One might spend an entire visit exploring these sights and admiring the religious and colonial structures, however, there are some additional activities to add to the variety of the experience as well. Inya Lake, for example, is the largest lake in the city and is particularly known for its gardens. It is a nice escape from the bustle of city life. Other opportunities to get closer to nature can be found at the Zoological Gardens (known for its animals) as well as the Mahabandoola Garden (known for its roses).
Food and Dining
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar has cuisine that is of the Burmese tradition. It is characterized by an extensive use of fish products like fish sauce and ngapi (a paste made from fermented seafood) as well as rice, fresh vegetables, tropical fruits, and condiments like pickled mango and fermented beans. Some typical dishes include a ginger salad with sesame seeds called gyin thohk, a wheat noodle salad with dried shrimps, shredded cabbage and carrots, dressed with fried peanut oil, fish sauce, and lime (khauk swè thoke), and a plate called mohinga which consists of rice vermicelli in fish broth with onions, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, and sliced tender core of banana-stem, served with boiled eggs, fried fish cake (nga hpe) and fritters (akyaw). Due to its geographic location, Myanmar's cuisine has been also been largely influenced by Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine, and Thai cuisine. All three can individually be found in the city of Yangon as well as other international flavors of the western hemisphere.

Yangon International Airport (in Mingladon) is located approximately 15 kilometers north of the city center. It offers both domestic and international flights to and from cities including Dubai, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Gaya, Kolkata, Kunming, Guangzhou, Nanning, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Doha, Taipei, and Tokyo.

From the airport, are available for transportation towards central Yangon. There is also a bus stop located about 15-20 minutes walking distance from the airport.

Visitors can also take a train between Yangon and other parts of Burma. For example, several trains daily connect Yangon to Mandalay via Bago with connections to Bagan and the Inle Lake area at Thazi.

If you're planning a trip here as a family, read this great guide of things to do in Yangon with kids.

Travel tips and things to know before visiting Myanmar

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.