For living Myanmar cost, even though the Myanmar government keeps a "foreigner price
" system very much in effect, causing Myanmar transport, accommodation and entrance fees for foreign effect, causing transport, accommodation and entrance fees for foreigners to swallow the local price several times over, Myanmar is still very cheap to visit. For those looking for relative comfort, "midrange" hotels start around US$ 20 in most places in Myanmar, while up Myanmar hotels market may charge over US$ 100 in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach. Shoe stringers can often find a clean room for US$ 4 or US$ 5- a bit more in Yangon or off-the-beaten-track places. Unless you eat meals at top-end hotels, or classier Myanmar restaurants
in some touristy areas, meals are much the same fare rice or noodles, with meat or vegetables- and cost about US$ 1. If you don't have to have a guide, consider arranging your own trips. A shared taxi(no guide) may cost as little as US$ 5 for a return trip to a site. By comparison, in Bagan for example, one hotel offers a day tour to Mt Popa for US$ 100 per person. If you're treavelling around by public transport and are OK with rice based meals, you can get by on as little as US$ 15 or US$ 20 a day; those considering taking a couple of taxis and frequenting midrange local Myanmar restaurants may spend US$ 35 to US$ 50. Staying at plush hotels and eating at Myanmar classy restaurants will cost US$ 100 and more.