Travel budget and cost of living in Cambodia how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Cambodia

Cambodia: calculate your travel budget

Cambodia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Cambodia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 15 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 637* (2407006 KHR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1376* (5201672 KHR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2834* (10713206 KHR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Cambodia in 2019

Cost of living: Cambodia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Cambodia in 2019 is 43% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Cambodia in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Cambodia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Cambodia compared to the national average.

Cities /Cambodia View Details
Poipet 38% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Poipet
Sihanoukville 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sihanoukville
Siem Reap (Angkor) 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Siem Reap (Angkor)
Phnom Penh 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Phnom Penh
Kampot 30% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kampot
Battambang 38% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Battambang

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Local prices in Cambodia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Cambodia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cambodia costs 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 8 to $ 17)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.3 to $ 6.5)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.8 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Cambodia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cambodia costs 52% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 24/night
($ 14 to $ 36)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 14 to $ 44)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 32 to $ 82)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 112 to $ 255)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 364/night
($ 183 to $ 683)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 18/month
($ 12 to $ 26)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 121/month
($ 98 to $ 145)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 89/month
($ 35 to $ 189)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 27/month
($ 15 to $ 55)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 199/month
($ 73 to $ 480)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Cambodia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cambodia costs 24% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.3/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

158% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 13 to $ 22)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.1/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 13)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Cambodia

On average, the price of transport in Cambodia costs 18% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.2/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 2.6)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
($ 26 to $ 33)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 60/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 181)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Cambodia

On average, the cost of housing in Cambodia costs 46% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 94/month
($ 54 to $ 140)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 17 to $ 54)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 453/month
($ 216 to $ 697)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 291/month
($ 162 to $ 481)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1058/month
($ 536 to $ 2148)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 636/month
($ 376 to $ 1285)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 28 to $ 82)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 300/month
($ 126 to $ 536)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10918/yr
($ 3597 to $ 21408)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Cambodia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cambodia costs 56% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.4/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 7.5)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.2/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 17)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Cambodia

On average, shopping budget in Cambodia costs 44% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 17 to $ 40)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 13 to $ 44)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 69
($ 44 to $ 140)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 45
($ 28 to $ 97)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
$ 807
(fair price: $ 691)
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
$ 987
(fair price: $ 868)
Los Angeles → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
$ 1014
(fair price: $ 783)
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
$ 1145
(fair price: $ 888)
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
$ 1030
(fair price: $ 931)
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
$ 1118
(fair price: $ 977)
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
$ 1332
(fair price: $ 1154)
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
$ 2211
(fair price: $ 1617)
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
$ 674
(fair price: $ 591)

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About the information on the cost of living in Cambodia

The information about the cost of living in Cambodia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Cambodia updated on 20-05-2019.

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