Is it expensive to live in Cambodia?
Ask any expats what they think is one of the most appealing aspects of Cambodia, and they will almost surely mention the inexpensive cost of living.
The cost of living in Cambodia is somewhat low; ranked 107th out of 197 countries, from the most expensive to most affordable, by livingcost.org. The cost may differ depending on the city you decide to settle down. The average cost of living in Phnom Penh is $876, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5978th out of 9294 on the global list, and 1st out of 10 in Cambodia.
The median after-tax salary is $325, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 5723rd (TOP 62%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Cambodia. With an estimated population of 2.13M, Phnom Penh is the 1st largest city in Cambodia.
The living cost is based on a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Phnom Penh for locals and expats differ significantly.
|Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2||$32.2|
|Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald’s||$6.53|
|Beer in a Pub, 0.5L or 16 fl oz||$1.01|
|Pepsi/ Coke, 0.5L or 16.9 fl oz||$0.97|
You may find more information at: livingcost.org