Cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23,777 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19,954 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9,581 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 8,892 Riels
12 eggs, large 8,859 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6,835 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 37,508 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,791 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,773 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,420 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 37,355 Riels
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5,789 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,211 Riels
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,664,940 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,333,160 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 404,231 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,666,250 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,368,430 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 235,824 Riels
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 77,353 Riels
40” flat screen TV 1,970,990 Riels
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 525,762 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,731 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19,387 Riels
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 116,969 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) 133,277 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 201,203 Riels
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 299,065,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,915 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 104,931 Riels
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 29,106 Riels
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9,239 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,641 Riels
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 169,000 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14,241 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13,033 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13,773 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,228 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 7,860 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18,784 Riels
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 54,519 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 33,695 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 88,404 Riels
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 118,880 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18,646 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,148 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,568 Riels
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,292,060 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 304 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 259,790 Riels
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 7,708 Riels
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 222 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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