Cost of Living in Phnom Penh

Summary of cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $ 2.50-8.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 20.00-86.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.53 $ 5.50-7.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.00 $ 0.75-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.75-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.99 $ 1.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.99 $ 0.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.79 $ 0.30-1.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.12 $ 6.81-9.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.70 $ 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.27-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.90 $ 1.44-2.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.61 $ 2.68-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.13-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.49 $ 3.18-5.72
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $ 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.45-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.56 $ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.45-1.54
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.81 $ 0.50-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.78 $ 0.50-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.96 $ 0.50-1.25
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 $ 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 0.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10.60 $ 9.20-12.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 $ 0.74-1.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 $ 1.61-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 1.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.47 $ 4.16-4.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,000.00 $ 48,000.00-50,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,333.33 $ 30,000.00-37,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 110.68 $ 65.00-180.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 5.90 $ 4.50-7.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.73 $ 18.00-69.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.17 $ 30.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.25 $ 11.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.75 $ 3.50-10.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 314.11 $ 208.00-416.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,605.56 $ 4,800.00-21,255.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28.12 $ 13.00-57.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24.25 $ 12.00-35.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.75 $ 70.00-104.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.75 $ 28.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 505.24 $ 320.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 276.92 $ 200.00-450.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,250.00 $ 800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 626.92 $ 450.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 212.37 $ 139.35-274.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 138.52 $ 92.90-241.55
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 327.83 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.12 7.00-13.00

Prices in Phnom Penh

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Last update: November 2023
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14 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2022:
None of the prices are correct listed here. Rents start at $550 usd for efficiency apartments without utilities which are normally $200 usd monthly.A/C is highly recommended brutality hot.On average expect to pay $1,500 usd monthly for everything.
Power grid is normally turned off citywide each day between the hours of 9pm to 11am each day meaning no water either.
Anonymous on Dec 06, 2021:
CAUTION!!! The Delta variant is alive and well throughout Cambodia. The WHO warned visitors last month before Cambodia government decided to fully open up for tourism. Cambodia claims to have their entire population vaccinated but to date only 2.3 million have received their first vaccinations out of 16 million in Cambodia according to the WHO which closely monitors vaccinations in Cambodia. The Cambodia government and citizens are going broke which is sad,but the government wants the revenue back even at the cost of innocent lives at stake unknowingly visiting. The Cambodia government caseload of people infected including vaccinations given don't match plus the government jumped around fudging numbers and were caught red-handed by the WHO. That's why the WHO warned visitors last month before visiting Cambodia. Travel with caution and avoid not only Cambodia but Laos and Thailand which haven't been truthful about infections widespread plus numbers of people vaccinated. I feel badly for people living in these countries because of their economies and hardships but a box is being opened that cannot be closed especially the lethality of the Delta variant.

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Anonymous on Dec 03, 2021:
Although Cambodia recently reopened for tourism and promised no 14 day quarantine don't believe it. Two friends from Australia arrived in Cambodia last Tuesday and even though neither have covid19 symptoms they were ordering everyone to quarantine upon arrival once landing.
Anonymous on Nov 03, 2021:
I'm going back to Phnom Penh after this pandemic
Anonymous on Nov 03, 2021:
I love Phnom Penh and Cambodian people, they are beautiful
Anonymous on Jan 12, 2021:
There's misinformation about the severity of corona in Cambodia. My sister lives in Cambodia temporarily she said infections are very high and death tolls into the thousands.
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2020:
Hun Sen is a dangerous dictator formerly a Khmer Rouge general.
Anonymous on Dec 23, 2020:
Phnom Penh is very dangerous always has been never visit.
Anonymous on Dec 20, 2020:
Hey folks DANIEL has never lived in Phnom Penh.I dare him to walk up to any Cambodian and say something negative about Hun Sen or outloud then we can watch DANIEL get shackeled, like the rest of the wanna be punks.
Anonymous on Dec 19, 2020:
Cambodia is a hot filthy country full of scammers.Save your money because there's nothing of interest.
Anonymous on Nov 29, 2020:
There's nothing cheap about living in Phnom Penh or anywhere else in Cambodia.If you are a foreigner from any country you are literally an atm in the eyes of Cambodians.I lived in Cambodia for 2 years. From the first day I stepped off of the plane it was a continuous money pit in their favor, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam are carbon copies of Cambodia.After the end of my second year in Cambodia I left and moved to eastern Europe, no more issues being double and triple charged for anything anymore. To those of you who haven't lived in Cambodia just don't it's an endless cycle of thievery.
Jack Lenh on Aug 05, 2020:
This site says the cost of living in Phnom Penh is 54% less than New York? Doubt it.
Michael Stewart on Apr 24, 2020:
I can buy 1 liter of milk easily for 1.80 to 1.50 depending on if it is on sale. Cambodia does not make any cheese that I know of. It is not traditionally part of their diet. A 600 ml bottle of coke will cost 50cent. A liter of Dasani bottled water will cost 45 cents. A loaf of sandwich bread will cost 1.10 to 1.35. I can easily get business shows at the night market for 15.00. Cambodia can be quite affordable if you control your eating out and do not run the a/c all day. I am happy with a fan or using the A/C fan setting. I do not need to live ina refrigerator. I only want the room cool enough so that my computer does not overheat. I really do not but designer jeans of clothes as I do not see the point of spending 1000s a year on clothes simply because of a label. Unless I am on a date I spend most of my days in my apartment on my computer. I normally will cook my own meals from scratch. My monthly expenses tend to be 500 to 600 a month and I have a passive income of 1300 I normally walk everywhere so i save on transportation. Rather then go to the bar and drink I go to a psychiatrist and if i need to be drugged up it will cost me a maximum of 60 a month. every 3 months i get a dental cleaning if I see tartar build-up. when i do go out to eat a plate of dumpling and a bottle of Tsingtao beer will cost me 4.00 at the local Chinese restaurant.
Anonymous on Dec 05, 2019:
@Anonymous on Mar 06, 2019
You seem so bitter man, you ever thought about getting some help?