Cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Summary of cost of living in Phnom Penh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,940,915 Riels
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,853,490 Riels
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,784 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23,571 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10,417 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7,952 Riels
12 eggs, large 6,872 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6,457 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 33,577 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14,334 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,348 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4,318 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49,291 Riels
2 liters of coca-cola 6,313 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,621 Riels
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,159,620 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,516,810 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 327,883 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,358,770 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,326,970 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 251,467 Riels
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 61,629 Riels
40” flat screen tv 1,827,940 Riels
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 525,762 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,730 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,197 Riels
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 115,364 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) 139,101 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 299,606,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,968 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport 58,412 Riels
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,833 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23,673 Riels
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 178,117 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 13,870 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13,996 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13,638 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 6,855 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 8,878 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19,656 Riels
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 63,207 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 34,271 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 99,973 Riels
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 111,824 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18,506 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11,935 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,987 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 248,851 Riels
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 6,353 Riels
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 160 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 12, 2020

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