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:

  • $ 17 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 551* (2125774 KHR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1350* (5212704 KHR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2612* (10083052 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 2020

Cost of living: Cambodia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Cambodia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Kampot 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kampot
Sihanoukville 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sihanoukville
Phnom Penh 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Phnom Penh
Siem Reap (Angkor) 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Siem Reap (Angkor)
Battambang 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Battambang
Poipet 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Poipet

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Local prices in Cambodia by expense type

Cambodia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cambodia costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 1.6 to $ 7.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.6/person
($ 8 to $ 20)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 5.4 to $ 7.4)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.8 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Cambodia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cambodia costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 22/night
($ 12 to $ 35)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 15 to $ 47)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 33 to $ 83)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 91 to $ 226)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 335/night
($ 188 to $ 587)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 21/month
($ 12 to $ 32)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 124/month
($ 106 to $ 144)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 84/month
($ 36 to $ 175)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 28/month
($ 16 to $ 55)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 206/month
($ 106 to $ 379)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Cambodia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cambodia costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

167% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 18/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 65)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 5.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 7)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.6/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 15)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Cambodia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Cambodia costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
($ 9.9 to $ 81)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 60/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 181)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Cambodia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Cambodia costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 98/month
($ 61 to $ 200)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 16 to $ 54)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 441/month
($ 299 to $ 746)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1470
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 280/month
($ 161 to $ 481)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1175
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1078/month
($ 640 to $ 2137)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2352
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 667/month
($ 427 to $ 1279)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1853
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 17 to $ 97)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 333/month
($ 214 to $ 533)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1008
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 13521/yr
($ 4261 to $ 21304)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17632

Cambodia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cambodia costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.4/ticket
($ 3.7 to $ 8.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.6/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 17)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Cambodia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Cambodia costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 32
($ 10.6 to $ 65)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 10.6 to $ 49)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 57
($ 28 to $ 108)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 51
($ 17 to $ 108)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
$ 757
(fair price: $ 633)
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
$ 929
(fair price: $ 831)
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
$ 1041
(fair price: $ 793)
Los Angeles → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
$ 938
(fair price: $ 700)
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
$ 968
(fair price: $ 876)
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
$ 1029
(fair price: $ 906)
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
$ 651
(fair price: $ 572)
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
$ 637
(fair price: $ 567)
Auckland → Phnom Penh
Auckland → Phnom Penh
Auckland → Phnom Penh
$ 855
(fair price: $ 746)
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
$ 1292
(fair price: $ 1100)
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
$ 1856
(fair price: $ 1121)
Perth → Phnom Penh
Perth → Phnom Penh
Perth → Phnom Penh
$ 538
(fair price: $ 478)

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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 29-06-2020.

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