Cost of living in Cambodia

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in Cambodia, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

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Food Price in ៛
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 KHR
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 KHR
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 KHR
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 KHR
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 KHR
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 KHR
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 KHR
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 KHR
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 KHR
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 KHR
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 KHR
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 KHR
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 KHR
1.5 kg Sugar 10 KHR
2 liter cooking oil 20 KHR
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 KHR
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 KHR
1 liter milk 8.50 KHR
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 KHR
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 KHR
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 KHR
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 KHR
House Cleaning fee per day 105 KHR
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 KHR
Original branded Electric Fans 200 KHR
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 KHR
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 KHR
Single bed Blankets 120 KHR
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 KHR
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 KHR
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 KHR
Men's haircut 40 KHR
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 KHR
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 KHR
1 month of gym subscription. 105 KHR
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 KHR
Unisex Loris perfume 30 KHR
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 KHR
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 KHR
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 KHR
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 KHR
Go carting 30mins 120 KHR
Movie House 3d cinema 30 KHR
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 KHR
Photo shoot 120 KHR
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 KHR
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 KHR
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 KHR
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 KHR
Spalding Basketball 200 KHR
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 KHR
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 KHR
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 KHR
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 KHR
1 day rent a car cost 140 KHR
Driver’s license 2300 KHR
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 KHR
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 KHR
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 KHR
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 KHR
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 KHR
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 KHR

Choosing to to study is a tough decision and numerous doubts go through our mind before making it. What we should do is get acquainted with all the pros and cons related to the place where we intending to move.

People’s opinions are different, but one is certain. According to their experience, we can conclude what the right decision for us maybe. The country is definitely one of the cheapest destinations, and if you happen to earn salary in more developed countries, your life there will be joyful and stress free.


Cambodia restaurants are cheap mostly for the people who come from rich countries. The price of a meal is only USD 3 and you can drink a bottle of beer at the price of USD 1. Those low prices are due to the poor standard of living of Cambodia’s locals.


Some people prefer eating out than preparing their own meals at home, and this is quite affordable in Cambodia if you come from a rich country. The price of milk is rather high here, while other groceries, fruit and vegetable can be found at lower prices at the local markets.

You can expect to spend about USD 100 per month on markets!


If you decide to drive, you may find the price of gasoline rather low, not exceeding USD 4 per gallon. Affected by the low price of gasoline, public transportation is also very affordable. Monthly ticket is the perfect option for those who commute daily and do not possess their own vehicle.


Being that the living conditions are so poor, the utilities prices are extremely high here. Actually, they are equally high as in some other countries where the minimum monthly wage is above USD 200. The Internet is too expensive and inaccessible to many people in the country.

Clothing and shoes

If you are spending much money on shopping for clothes, then Cambodia would cut your expenses in half, due to the fact that clothing item prices are extremely low in relation to other more developed countries. For people in the country, they are high and only 2% of monthly budget is spent on them.

Rent per month

Whether you want an apartment in the city center or away from it, to have one bedroom or more bedrooms, to be fully-furnished or not, it all depends on you. Different alternatives are available and the decision is yours, but pay attention to the prices.

The difference between the same size apartments in the city center and out of it is about USD 200.

Health Care

Cost is average for consulting a doctor in a public institution that will cost about $50USD and for a private doctor can vary between USD 40 to USD 110 depending on the city.

There are student medical aids that are accepted by various institutions in Cambodia. It is advised to check with your offer letter on what procedures need to be followed on health insurance!