During our world tour in 2016, we fell in love with Burma.
At that time we were not writing articles about SIM cards or taking speed readings but we noticed that it would be complicated to come to Burma as a digital nomad because of the slow internet speed.
Thanks to my former colleague Maxime, who also became a globe trotter, we have fresh information and the situation has changed.
So we’ll probably go back to Burma in 2020 🙂
How much does a SIM card cost in Burma?
It is possible to buy a SIM card directly at the airport and the prices are particularly interesting.
There are several stores at the airport. Each offer proposes a SIM card valid for 30 days containing a volume of data and a little bit of credit for local calls and SMS.
Rates start at 3000 ks (less than €2!) for 1 GB of data.
And it is possible to buy up to 40 GB for 45,000 ks. I don’t remember a country where you could buy so much data at once.
What is the speed of 4G in Burma?
You will find below two tests carried out in November 2019 in Kyaiktiyo. Without being exceptional, you can see that the speed is very correct, both in upload and download speed
We can imagine without too much risk that the speed is even better near the big cities.