In this blog post, you will see my complete 11 days Myanmar spending breakdown.
Traveling to Myanmar is more expensive than it seems. Despite being Myanmar being a developing country, their accommodation prices are surprisingly expensive. I predict that prices won’t be changing anytime soon because of the sudden rush of tourist flooding into the country.
11 days in Myanmar spending breakdown
- Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon on Air Asia – $89.41 CAD (304 MYR)
- Data plan – $7.50 CAD (7,500 Kyat)
- Service fees – $6.50 CAD (6,500 Kyat)
- Taxi from Yangon airport to our hostel – $9 (9,000 Kyat)
- Bus from Yangon to Bagan (including taxi transfer from our hostel to the bus depot) – $20 CAD (20,000 Kyat)
- Grasshopper street food – $0.20 CAD (200 Kyat)
- Toilet fee – $0.20 CAD (200 Kyat)
- Ticket to Shwedagon Pagoda – $8 CAD (8,000 Kyat)
- Camera usage fee – $0.50 CAD (500 Kyat)
- Donation for shoe storage in Shwedagon Pagoda – $0.10 CAD (100 Kyat)
- Pastries in Yangon (they’re delicious and cheap!) – $1.70 CAD (1,700 Kyat)
- Food – $62.16 CAD (62,160 Kyat)
- Bottled water – $2 (2,000 Kyat)
- Taxi from Bagan Bus Depot to Hotel in Nyang U – $4 CAD (4,000 Kyat)
- Bagan entrance fee – $25 CAD (25,000 Kyat)
- E-bike rental (one full day + morning sunrise rental) – $12 CAD (12,000 Kyat)
- E-bike parking fee – $0.20 CAD (200 Kyat)
- Bus from Bagan to Kalaw – $15 CAD (15,000 Kyat)
- Laundry service in Bagan – $3 CAD (3,000 Kyat)
- Food poisoning medicine and food – $3.60 CAD (3,600 Kyat)
- Taxi from Kalaw to Inle Lake – $25 CAD (25,000 Kyat) (Karen and myself split the cost of the taxi which is actually 45,000 Kyat or $45 CAD)
- Overnight bus from Inle Lake to Yangon – $20 CAD (20,000 Kyat for Karen and myself)
- Inle Lake boat tour – $10 (10,000 Kyat)
- Souvenirs – $13.80 CAD (13,800 Kyat)
- Taxi from Yangon bus depot to Yangon airport – $4 CAD (4,000 Kyat)
- Total cost of all accommodations – $145.73 CAD (145,725 Kyat) (actually $291.45 CAD (291,450 Kyat) but Karen and myself split the cost)
- Myanmar E-VISA – $65 CAD (68,600 Kyat $50 USD)
Total 11 days Myanmar spending breakdown: $553.60 (557,200 Kyat)
Average spending per day in Myanmar: $50.33 CAD (50,654.55 Kyat)
Insights from my trip to Myanmar
You can bargain everything in Myanmar. Even the “set price” taxi in the airport can be bargained down a little bit. Also, take VIP bus when you can because the extra comfort and faster travel time is really worth it. Avoid taking mini-buses at all cost because they are extremely uncomfortable and makes you feel dizzy and vomiting during long journeys. Book your VIP bus ahead of time because they sell out really quickly during peak season.
Enjoy your trip to Myanmar!
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