Cost of Living in Phnom Penh

Summary about cost of living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12,225.00 ៛ 8,150.00-32,600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 81,500.00 ៛ 61,125.00-122,250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 24,450.00 ៛ 24,450.00-30,562.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,158.13 ៛ 2,037.50-7,335.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,112.50 ៛ 4,075.00-10,187.50
Cappuccino (regular) 10,060.16 ៛ 5,093.75-12,225.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,502.05 ៛ 2,037.50-4,075.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,413.52 ៛ 1,018.75-4,075.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 34,273.66 ៛ 27,766.00-46,276.67
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5,899.90 ៛ 2,772.59-9,241.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,987.02 ៛ 1,109.03-3,696.78
Eggs (regular) (12) 7,081.92 ៛ 4,890.00-9,291.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25,980.16 ៛ 9,241.96-110,903.47
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9,163.75 ៛ 4,620.98-14,787.13
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20,261.21 ៛ 14,787.13-27,725.87
Apples (1 lb) 7,208.73 ៛ 4,620.98-9,241.96
Banana (1 lb) 2,630.40 ៛ 1,848.39-4,620.98
Oranges (1 lb) 5,230.95 ៛ 924.20-14,787.13
Tomato (1 lb) 2,865.01 ៛ 1,848.39-5,083.08
Potato (1 lb) 3,220.47 ៛ 1,848.39-5,545.17
Onion (1 lb) 2,164.16 ៛ 1,386.29-3,696.78
Lettuce (1 head) 4,912.64 ៛ 2,037.50-10,187.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2,743.83 ៛ 2,037.50-4,075.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40,750.00 ៛ 28,525.00-73,350.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,660.09 ៛ 2,445.00-4,939.39
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,507.40 ៛ 4,075.00-12,225.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6,112.50 ៛ 6,112.50-8,150.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6,112.50 ៛ 2,037.50-16,300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120,721.87 ៛ 37,693.75-203,750.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,075.00 ៛ 3,056.25-6,112.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6,558.08 ៛ 4,918.56-8,197.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20,375.00 ៛ 5,093.75-20,375.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14,281.58 ៛ 11,569.17-16,196.83
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 195,600,000.00 ៛ 183,375,000.00-203,750,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,885,000.00 ៛ 122,250,000.00-183,375,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 361,150.62 ៛ 230,916.67-762,025.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 256.14 ៛ 81.50-244.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83,537.50 ៛ 40,750.00-244,500.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 215,126.04 ៛ 97,800.00-326,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44,010.00 ៛ 20,375.00-61,125.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20,375.00 ៛ 16,300.00-28,525.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 831,300.00 ៛ 407,500.00-1,018,750.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,510,714.29 ៛ 16,300,000.00-61,125,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95,083.33 ៛ 40,750.00-244,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72,444.44 ៛ 40,750.00-142,625.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 229,179.35 ៛ 81,500.00-326,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 207,145.83 ៛ 61,125.00-407,500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,811,522.73 ៛ 1,141,000.00-2,852,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,107,336.96 ៛ 611,250.00-1,833,750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,996,726.19 ៛ 3,260,000.00-8,150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991,907.89 ៛ 1,833,750.00-4,075,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 826,527.66 ៛ 567,865.11-1,135,730.21
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 516,520.64 ៛ 321,790.23-832,868.82
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,175,480.77 ៛
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 6.00-15.00

Prices in Phnom Penh

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Last update: May 2021
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16 Comments so far
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?
Mark Desmond Hughes on Sep 10, 2019:
There are no McDonald's in Cambodia. Rent is expensive. Food is cheap except in most restaurants.
Anonymous on Mar 06, 2019:
I agree with # Anonymous post Feb 21,2019.If I believed all prices numbeo gave I'd never leave home.It's just a general price format nothing more.I believe many of you just type shit because you're bored or you just want to read your posts looking for reactions nothing more. I'm a U S citizen that retired in Phnom Penh almost 9 years ago.Rents and general prices are something anyone must research.The best research anyone can get is just living there obviously.Many people bounce around many small towns looking for the cheapest prices on everything,to each their own.But the downsides are little to no convince.Expats have asked me more than once the cost of living in Phnom Penh from other small towns in Cambodia.I iust tell them experience it I'm not going to hold your hand I'm not your dad.Many expats like to group up because they feel there's safety in numbers which to me is bullshit.Ive never grouped up with any expats, period.I live alone and live my life.Cambodia is a developing country not 3rd world btw.I wouldn't have retired in a small city or town without much convince,no way.I like the big city for obvious reasons, everything I need is there.I could look online right now and see many apartments for rent or for sale and give factual information to you but I wouldn't because the majority of you didn't learn anything.When expats ask me when they visit Phnom Penh about rental prices I tell them to look around just as I did years ago then I walk away.I don't associate with expats living in Phnom Penh or have get togethers either.If I wanted to see expat trash I could've done that living in the U S,no thanks.I must admit though while sitting at an outdoor cafe drinking a cold beer they walk down the street dripping in jewelry and expensive clothing like they own Phnom Penh.I enjoy watching them getting mugged or beaten up by locals and not once did I offer them any help.Any city can be as dangerous or as calm as people portray themselves to the locals,it's called respect.Last month I saw a British man acting shitty with a street vendor over food cost across the street from where I was sipping my ice cold beer.People came out of the woodwork and promptly whipped his ass then robbed him ,how refreshing.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2019:
You cannot base retirement computations on numbeo. It is a good general guide. Some prices found on this site underestimate the actual cost by a few dollars. If you are in doubt then visit Cambodia to see it all with your own eyes.
mark Chapman on Feb 21, 2019:
The cost of retiring to Phnom Penh for Aussies is about 3/4 less than relocating to Helsinki Finland for housing. As for your other costs of living you will have to be cashed up or become inventive, or tighten your belt. IS Cambodia a fitting retirement option? Of course, but only if you don't expect 50,000 star everything.
mark Chapman on Feb 21, 2019:
Let me give you a comparison. Weekly I only pay %130 per week (fairly cheap apartment) back in Oz. At Angkor International prices, which are very good, this would equate to $210 per week if I retired there. The price difference between Australia and Cambodia is therefore about $80 per week in favour of Australia. Thus under ordinary circumstances most Aussies will refuse to holiday in Asia, because they will be paying X dollars for their house back home, plus an apartment in Asia. I love visiting Asia, whereas some other Aussies, like my brother, have never been to Asia.
mark Chapman on Feb 21, 2019:
Look I stayed at the Angkor International for almost $30 per night. I was quite happy with it, even though comparable Indonesian rooms are much more ostentatious for the same price. Overall Phnom Penh was beautiful, Check into those dollars like I do. One of my retirement options is Cambodia, and you would be ill advised to undertake this course of action without prior price investigations,as I have conducted. $US4 for a single breakfast, is quite good compared to Australian prices, but very nearly the same. On so many products Australia and Asia have almost reached price parity.
Mark W Chapman
Jacob on Dec 12, 2018:
I think Numbeo needs to clarify what international schools are. In Phnom Penh, there are 2 kinds. One where there is proper curriculum and certified teachers for that curriculum with prices starting are almost $2,000/month. Another kind is some second rate school missing all kinds of certification and hire Anglo looking expats with no qualifications where almost the entire school is Cambodian and simply slap on the word "international" in the school banner and costs about $700/month at most.