Cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26,045 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 20,913 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,851 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11,134 Riels
12 eggs, large 8,812 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5,464 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 51,996 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12,985 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7,314 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,521 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39,549 Riels
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6,836 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,928 Riels
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,261,260 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,920,270 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 433,347 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,563,550 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,508,830 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 259,232 Riels
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 160,954 Riels
40” flat screen TV 2,067,490 Riels
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 551,894 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26,275 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10,255 Riels
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 113,696 Riels
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 119,139 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 118,420 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 209,333 Riels
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 119,850,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,747 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 58,592 Riels
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 30,863 Riels
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8,725 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 25,816 Riels
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 182,686 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14,775 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12,763 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14,020 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,387 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 7,647 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31,912 Riels
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65,419 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 38,256 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 94,273 Riels
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 153,494 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 19,376 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12,933 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,395 Riels
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,279,530 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 304 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 213,794 Riels
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 6,286 Riels
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 225 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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