Cost of living in Cambodia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25,118 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18,926 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,095 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9,286 Riels
12 eggs, large 10,421 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7,125 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 44,691 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,605 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,088 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,259 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 35,404 Riels
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6,338 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,102 Riels
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,368,940 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,331,890 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 460,700 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,932,170 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,112,590 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 449,541 Riels
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 59,947 Riels
40” flat screen TV 1,840,000 Riels
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 528,440 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19,858 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32,516 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 160,000,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,944 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 160,000 Riels
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12,811 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, ...) 43,766 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16,510 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17,430 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 8,484 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 79,444 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 30,017 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 104,053 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20,072 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12,344 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,408 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 574,396 Riels
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 6,226 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.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Phnom Penh costs 4,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Phnom Penh costs 800,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Phnom Penh costs 1,500,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Phnom Penh costs 1,500,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Phnom Penh costs 4,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Phnom Penh costs 6,000 Riels (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Phnom Penh costs 2,400,000 Riels (8 days ago)