Myanmar

Capital Naypyitaw

Population 51,419,420

Area 676,578 km2

Key facts

Myanmar is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 5 countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Thailand) that Myanmar shares its borders with. The official language of Myanmar is Burmese. Traveling across Myanmar if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Myanmar was ranked 93rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Myanmar is Burmese kyat (MMK). The kyat (K) is subdivided into 100 pya.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2040.79 MMK and 1 USD is worth 2103.82 MMK.

Burmese
Banknotes

50K1K5K10K20K50K100K200K500K1000K5000K10000

Burmese
Coins

15102550K1K5K10K50K100

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Myanmar is 25.69 Mbps and mobile is 36.38 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Myanmar.6.86 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Myanmar, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Myanmar. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Myanmar?

There are no Mariott hotels in Myanmar.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Myanmar.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Myanmar.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Myanmar.

There are no Radisson hotels in Myanmar.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Myanmar.

What fast food chains are present in Myanmar?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Myanmar.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Myanmar.

The KFC chain does not operate in Myanmar.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Myanmar.

The Subway chain does not operate in Myanmar.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Myanmar.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Myanmar.

Weather

Today the sun in Naypyitaw, rises at 5:24 AM and sets at 5:27 PM. The climate of Naypyitaw may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
FridaySep 30ThunderstormLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 26.1°C (78.98°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 28.5°C (83.3°F)
MondayOct 3OvercastLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)

Weather data for Naypyitaw (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Myanmar.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Myanmar.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Myanmar traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  5.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 20.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Myanmar

Police
Ambulance
Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Myanmar?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Myanmar.

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