Phnom Penh travel budget

Phnom Penh: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Phnom Penh

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 9 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 573* (2171596 KHR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 33 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1300* (4927930 KHR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2138* (8105412 KHR)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Phnom Penh compared to Cambodia in 2019

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

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Phnom Penh in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Phnom Penh by expense type

Restaurant budget in Phnom Penh

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Phnom Penh is 58% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.3/person
($ 3.2 to $ 5.4)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 8 to $ 20)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.3 to $ 7.5)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
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)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Phnom Penh

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Phnom Penh is 70% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 12/night
($ 6 to $ 23)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 20/night
($ 11 to $ 32)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 26 to $ 71)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 49 to $ 100)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 199/night
($ 114 to $ 300)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 17/month
($ 8.4 to $ 32)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 63/month
($ 28 to $ 95)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 65/month
($ 34 to $ 119)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 18/month
($ 12 to $ 28)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216
Family room
Family room
$ 139/month
($ 65 to $ 279)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Phnom Penh

On average, the price of supermarket food in Phnom Penh is 23% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

172% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 16/kg
($ 16 to $ 17)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.3/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 12)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Phnom Penh

On average, the price of transport in Phnom Penh is 19% cheaper 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
$ 26/month
($ 26 to $ 54)

67% 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)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

37% 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
($ 38 to $ 186)

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

Budget for living and housing in Phnom Penh

On average, the cost of housing in Phnom Penh is 42% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 91/month
($ 54 to $ 130)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
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: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 527/month
($ 323 to $ 860)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 363/month
($ 216 to $ 537)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1087
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1464/month
($ 645 to $ 2682)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2235
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 732/month
($ 431 to $ 1289)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1746
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 28 to $ 72)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 292/month
($ 126 to $ 537)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 952
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 11512/yr
($ 4291 to $ 21450)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18267

Leisure activity budget in Phnom Penh

On average, budget for leisure activities in Phnom Penh is 52% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.4/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.6/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 17)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Phnom Penh

On average, shopping budget in Phnom Penh is 40% cheaper than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 17 to $ 39)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 29
($ 17 to $ 49)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 44 to $ 162)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 45
($ 33 to $ 97)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
London → Phnom Penh
$ 787
(fair price: $ 658)
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
Manchester → Phnom Penh
$ 974
(fair price: $ 837)
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
New York City → Phnom Penh
$ 1072
(fair price: $ 864)
Los Angeles → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
Los Angeles  → Phnom Penh
$ 1030
(fair price: $ 776)
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
Dublin → Phnom Penh
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 904)
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
Sydney → Phnom Penh
$ 661
(fair price: $ 596)
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
Toronto (Ontario) → Phnom Penh
$ 1958
(fair price: $ 1032)
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
Edinburgh → Phnom Penh
$ 1105
(fair price: $ 952)
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
Melbourne → Phnom Penh
$ 647
(fair price: $ 574)
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
Montreal → Phnom Penh
$ 1369
(fair price: $ 1160)
Perth → Phnom Penh
Perth → Phnom Penh
Perth → Phnom Penh
$ 547
(fair price: $ 490)
Auckland → Phnom Penh
Auckland → Phnom Penh
Auckland → Phnom Penh
$ 851
(fair price: $ 711)

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About this information on the cost of living in Phnom Penh

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

The information about the cost of living in Phnom Penh was updated on 13-08-2019.

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