Cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Summary of cost of living in Phnom Penh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,316,841 Riels
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,401,347 Riels
  • Cost of living in Phnom Penh is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Asia (13 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Phnom Penh is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (209 out of 271)

List of prices in Phnom Penh
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,131 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 24,907 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11,772 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7,881 Riels
12 eggs, large 7,836 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5,496 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 31,563 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13,564 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,066 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,851 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 46,541 Riels
2 liters of coca-cola 6,195 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,114 Riels
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,124,640 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,376,830 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 322,474 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,383,570 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,387,150 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 203,864 Riels
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 59,998 Riels
40” flat screen tv 1,666,240 Riels
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 520,549 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,730 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,494 Riels
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 167,364 Riels
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 138,353 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 135,384 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 201,203 Riels
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 136,408,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,063 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 58,412 Riels
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,846 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,673 Riels
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 110,158 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 14,238 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14,418 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14,861 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 7,310 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 8,477 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21,284 Riels
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 59,298 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 32,364 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 102,866 Riels
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 120,383 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 19,038 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11,144 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,328 Riels
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,347,210 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 287 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 273,333 Riels
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 6,611 Riels
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 81 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 11, 2022

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Phnom Penh position in our World Ranking

the world
209th
out of 271
asia
13th
out of 26

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