Myanmar

Living and
Working in Myanmar

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Nathan Reed

"The InterNations network has helped my wife and me to find a nanny in Yangon for our children, 2 and 4 years old."

Myra Jennings

"The information on Yangon made finding an International School for my children much easier than expected."

Working and living in Myanmar with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Myanmar? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Yangon, Mawlamyine or some other international Burmese city?

The expat relocation to Myanmar is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, getting to know how Burmese folks celebrate Thingyan Water Festival, or acquiring a taste for Myanmar’s popular dishes like lahpet…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Myanmar. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from moving to Cuba to working in Switzerland.

Top Articles in the Myanmar Expat Guide

  • Moving to Myanmar

    Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country with a range of cultures and languages that enchant visitors from the moment of their arrival. This section of the InterNations Guide provides an overview of the country’s climate, demographics, plus some advice on the best ways of reaching Myanmar.
  • Living in Myanmar

    Although Myanmar has only started welcoming foreign investment in 2011, it is an attractive and safe place to live for expats. As it is slowly democratizing, Myanmar also features ever-improving living conditions. This article presents the country’s healthcare, safety, education and more.
  • Working in Myanmar

    Myanmar's economy is booming; there are foreign investors interested in exploring partnerships, and bureaucracy and facilities from the state are greatly improving. In our article on working in Myanmar, you can read up on the relevant details concerning taxation, work permits and the general economy.

Reliable Information about living and working in Myanmar

Relocating to and living in Myanmar necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Burmese expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Myanmar: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Burmese income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhich Western clothing sizes are readily available in Yangoon?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Yangon?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Burmese residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Myanmar is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Myanmar is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Myanmar. Various topics are covered in our Myanmar Expat Guide from health-care, to restaurants & nightlife or food and shopping, up to travel & accommodation. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHas the volatile political climate stabilized again?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Myanmar? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Denmark or working in Canada!

From private language tutors to foreign chambers of commerce –
Advice on living and working in Myanmar

In addition, our expat listings for Myanmar include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like private language tutors or foreign chambers of commerce. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Myanmar. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Mingalaba among our InterNations members living and working in Myanmar.

Nathan Reed

"The InterNations network has helped my wife and me to find a nanny in Yangon for our children, 2 and 4 years old."

Myra Jennings

"The information on Yangon made finding an International School for my children much easier than expected."

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