Cost of living in Cambodia

Summary of cost of living in Cambodia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,420,739 Riels
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,914,427 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16,155 Riels
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 24,000 Riels
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,923 Riels
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7,519 Riels
12 eggs, large 9,383 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,830 Riels
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 40,000 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14,078 Riels
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4,273 Riels
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,382 Riels
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 40,000 Riels
2 liters of coca-cola 10,000 Riels
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4,000 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,423,250 Riels
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,153,800 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 400,524 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,000,000 Riels
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,400,000 Riels
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 300,000 Riels
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 51,685 Riels
40” flat screen tv 1,200,000 Riels
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 472,094 Riels
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,000 Riels
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10,000 Riels
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 80,000 Riels
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 40,000 Riels
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 392,250 Riels
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 152,014 Riels
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 240,000,000 Riels
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,511 Riels
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,000 Riels
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 60,000 Riels
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9,133 Riels
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25,000 Riels
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16,000 Riels
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,000 Riels
Tube of toothpaste 8,000 Riels
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,000 Riels
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 55,571 Riels
2 tickets to the movies 100,000 Riels
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 60,000 Riels
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 800,000 Riels
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20,000 Riels
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,000 Riels
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,060 Riels
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,660,930 Riels
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 207 Riels
1 month of gym membership in business district 218,442 Riels
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 12,160 Riels

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This map shows only the top cities in Cambodia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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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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