Cost of living in Cambodia

Summary of cost of living in Cambodia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,084 (12,569,649 Riels)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,585 (6,458,178 Riels)
  • Cost of living in Cambodia is cheaper than in 50% of countries in Asia (7 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Cambodia is cheaper than in 58% of countries in the World (47 out of 81)
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Food
KHR USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25,280 Riels ($6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 25,459 Riels ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13,441 Riels ($3.30)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7,546 Riels ($1.85)
12 eggs, large 7,787 Riels ($1.91)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,830 Riels ($1.19)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 24,000 Riels ($5.89)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12,860 Riels ($3.16)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,324 Riels ($1.31)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,932 Riels ($0.96)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 43,370 Riels ($11)
2 liters of coca-cola 7,000 Riels ($1.72)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,463 Riels ($0.85)
Housing
KHR USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,045,280 Riels ($1,483)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,871,620 Riels ($705)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 509,631 Riels ($125)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,818,270 Riels ($692)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,421,030 Riels ($349)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 235,955 Riels ($58)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 72,978 Riels ($18)
40” flat screen tv 1,127,500 Riels ($277)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 550,000 Riels ($135)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10,000 Riels ($2.45)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10,000 Riels ($2.45)
Clothes
KHR USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 250,000 Riels ($61)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 20,000 Riels ($4.91)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 600,000 Riels ($147)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 100,000 Riels ($25)
Transportation
KHR USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 240,000,000 Riels ($58,893)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,112 Riels ($1.01)
Monthly ticket public transport - -
Personal Care
KHR USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,494 Riels ($2.82)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) - -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 95,718 Riels ($23)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9,133 Riels ($2.24)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16,203 Riels ($3.98)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,996 Riels ($2.94)
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,589 Riels ($1.62)
Tube of toothpaste 8,082 Riels ($1.98)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 20,623 Riels ($5.06)
Entertainment
KHR USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 63,728 Riels ($16)
2 tickets to the movies 29,682 Riels ($7)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 60,000 Riels ($15)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 146,147 Riels ($36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16,666 Riels ($4.09)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8,664 Riels ($2.13)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7,296 Riels ($1.79)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,660,930 Riels ($653)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 207 Riels ($0.05)
1 month of gym membership in business district 218,442 Riels ($54)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 6,318 Riels ($1.55)

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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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