Cost of living in Cambodia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23,259 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 23,132 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,225 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 8,861 Riels
12 eggs, large 8,339 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,698 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 29,455 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15,001 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,390 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,583 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 36,492 Riels
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6,204 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4,419 Riels
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,606,100 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,517,850 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 285,981 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,126,170 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,106,640 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 213,561 Riels
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 79,819 Riels
40” flat screen TV 1,132,570 Riels
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 313,212 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,978 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,000 Riels
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 244,621 Riels
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 205,000 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 461,458 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 404,722 Riels
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 170,000,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,061 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 623,936 Riels
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,051 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,940 Riels
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 87,631 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 32,982 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13,663 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14,228 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,578 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 7,894 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27,677 Riels
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 53,987 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 27,311 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 85,000 Riels
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 95,993 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18,568 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,002 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,212 Riels
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,460,000 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 414,691 Riels
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5,744 Riels

Map of Cost of Living in Cambodia

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This map shows only the top cities in Cambodia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Prices recently added

  • 40′ flat screen tv in Phnom Penh costs 1,200,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Phnom Penh costs 80,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Phnom Penh costs 200,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Phnom Penh costs 3,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Phnom Penh costs 10,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Phnom Penh costs 12,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Phnom Penh costs 100,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Phnom Penh costs 8,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Phnom Penh costs 3,000 Riels (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Phnom Penh costs 15,000 Riels (5 days ago)