Myanmar is cheap, incredibly cheap. I mean it even tops Vietnam and Indonesia, and until now it is the most affordable country I visited. In cities like Yangon, it’s actually hard to spend money, and even in the best restaurant in town, you will not pay more than 10 Euro.
In general, everything is very cheap, Hostels, Busses, and food. An overnight bus from Yangon to Bagan or Mandalay won’t cost you more than 20 euros, and the most expensive meal I had was 15 euros. My Hostels mostly didn’t cost more than 7 or 8 euros, just the one in Bagan cost me 11 euros. Bagan is an exception to the rest of Myanmar with prices nearly double of them in the rest of Myanmar. To enter Bagan, you have to pay 19$ and the taxi from the bus station to the Hostel is a total rip off. The Visa for Myanmar will cost you also 50$ but as far as I heard is it going to be free for most European countries starting in October.
I only spent 38,5 euros on average per day in Myanmar. This is also including the Visa and the flights into and out of the country.
Regarding the very low prices combined with a very low standard of development, I would recommend you always to take the best, not the cheapest option; especially when it comes to transport and accommodation. The best bus company is JJ express, and even though it’s only a little bit more expensive, it makes vast differences in comfort. Same goes for the Hostels. The difference between the best and the worse Hostel is only 2 euros, where the worse is a shithole with cockroaches, and the best has a breakfast buffet and super clean and charming rooms.
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- Total countries I visited until now: 38
- Planes: 22
- Busses: 48
- Trains: 19
- Boats: 24
- Km driving: 8000
- Km running: 2997