Cost of living in Cambodia

Summary of cost of living in Cambodia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,022,355 Riels
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,264,075 Riels
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22,246 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 25,587 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10,883 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7,911 Riels
12 eggs, large 6,921 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7,282 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 36,140 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,622 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6,355 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,739 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 64,673 Riels
2 liters of coca-cola 6,598 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7,792 Riels
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,750,180 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,995,890 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 641,077 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,079,300 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,622,650 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 393,513 Riels
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 62,265 Riels
40” flat screen tv 1,812,390 Riels
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 919,482 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 20,978 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15,592 Riels
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 100,000 Riels
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 200,000 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 143,139 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 600,000 Riels
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 134,146,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,000 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 90,000 Riels
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,815 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 32,294 Riels
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 134,888 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 12,000 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15,518 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13,036 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 21,908 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 14,000 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17,528 Riels
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 57,951 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 30,902 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 274,496 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16,194 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10,670 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,310 Riels
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,660,930 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 207 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 152,179 Riels
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15,531 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:
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

  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Phnom Penh costs 23,897 Riels (1 day ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Sihanoukville costs 7,200 Riels (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Sihanoukville costs 6,500 Riels (4 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Phnom Penh costs 40,000 Riels (5 days ago)