Money and Costs
As a general rule Myanmar is not considered as cheap as other countries in Southeast Asia as there are a lot of hidden ‘tourist fees’ for visiting certain attractions and things like beer and Western food are expensive, as is accommodation.
from $38 per day for solo travelers and $55 for couples.
The currency of Myanmar is called the Kyat and you will find that money changers are easy to find in tourist areas. Keep in mind though that money changers in Myanmar can be extremely picky and many only accept new notes in good condition so making sure that you are not carrying around dirty bills or you may find you can’t exchange them even though they are perfectly valid legal tender.
ATMs and credit cards
International access ATMs now exist in tourist areas as big cities although there have been reports that these don’t always work.
They usually charge a 5% fee on transactions and so are an expensive way of accessing money and an unreliable one at that.
Credit cards can be used in upscale restaurants and hotels only but don’t expect to be able to use them in smaller shops or businesses.