Cost of living in Cambodia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26,374 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19,410 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,999 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9,184 Riels
12 eggs, large 8,904 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9,790 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 64,149 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,076 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7,186 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,278 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 41,343 Riels
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6,251 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6,214 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,977,380 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,855,080 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 470,863 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,568,350 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 953,882 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 351,351 Riels
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 64,507 Riels
40” flat screen TV 1,731,890 Riels
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 632,016 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23,861 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24,193 Riels
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 298,826 Riels
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 283,321 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 352,276 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 549,533 Riels
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,747 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 82,375 Riels
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,912 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 14,441 Riels
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 126,134 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 42,483 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 30,694 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18,914 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 9,313 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 7,522 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 17,820 Riels
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 59,214 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 37,535 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 62,746 Riels
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 93,905 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17,989 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12,732 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,719 Riels
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,422,500 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 262 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 356,845 Riels
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5,214 Riels

Map of Cost of Living in Cambodia


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.

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