The official language of Myanmar is Burmese.
Name: Burmese Kyat Code: MMK Symbol: K
Myanmar Standard Time (UTC +06:30)
A bottle of local beer such as Myanmar Beer or Mandalay Beer will usually cost under $6. Beer is widely drunk by the Burmese even though alcohol consumption is still frowned upon by conservative Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.
Food in Myanmar is not expensive. You can expect to pay between $1 and $3 for lunch or dinner at a basic local restaurant. Western food will cost more.
It is common practice to negotiate for taxi prices in Myanmar. Short taxi journeys in the cities will usually cost between K1,500-K2,000 (a few dollars). You can also get a trishaw (cycle rickshaw) for a little less.
The most common way to get around Myanmar is by bus or plane. Bus costs will vary depending on the length of your journey but will usually be under $30. Long-distance boat travel on the Irrawaddy River will cost between $20 and $50.
Budget accommodation in a guesthouse will usually cost between $10 and $25. If you pay a bit more in the cities, you can get something a bit bigger with air con and private bathrooms.
Hotels in Myanmar's cities can be expensive, mainly due to the high demand. Yangon hotels are the most expensive, sometime reaching up to $400 per night for the ultimate luxury.