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Cost of living in Cambodia - 2017

Hello,

Before moving to Cambodia, it is important to investigate the cost of living in the country.

As we did in 2015, we give you the opportunity to share your experience and tell us more about products and services average recorded prices in your town/city/area.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Cambodia has decreased or increased in the past few years.

Thanks to your help, would-be expatriates will have the opportunity to refine and better prepare their expatriation project.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Cambodia? 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?

>What is your monthly grocery budget?

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Cambodia ? 

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Cambodia? 

Thank you everyone!

Priscilla

I was living on street 21 near AEON Mall. My rent was 220, but the end result was $266. I can never live there again. The destitute of so many Cambodians made me a bit emotional, coupled with the HIV/AIDS problem. The U.N. Needs to gut the Hun Sen government and the monarchy needs to step up and show his love for the Khmai. This experience was life altering for me. I taught English for 4 months there. I lost a fair amount of weight from walking because of fear of injury on a bicycle or moto. No one cares about Cambodia except Laos, which is poor and corrupt.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Cambodia? 
300-400$ 1 bedroom apartment in a nice area 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?
There are not any tram subway. It's usually a 305 $ fare with a tuk tuk

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?
Rice, pasta is cheap, khmer food in overall affordable.
Most products in shops are imported and prices are way higher than country of origin.

>What is your monthly grocery budget?
i don't know.

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Cambodia ?
You can pay anywhere between 15-100$ per consultation.

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
Gasoline is ~ 1$/Litre

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?
electricity can be 800-1200 riel/kW.
for an average consumption of 300kW- electricity is 60-90 USD
1 gas tank is 15$ (lasts about 3 months i guess)
drinking water- 1$/10Litre plastic tank.
tap water- 30 cents per cube meter.

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?
Internet Services included in the rent - but poor services & poor maintenance.
Youtube's all right, Fb is alright, but that's about it.

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
Lunch pack is about 2$-4$/day

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
Coffee is 1500 riel (30-50 cents)
> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Cambodia?
i found an offer for 120$/3 month pass - but  most of equipment is shit :)

Costs of living are high af here.

Now that you have returned to the USA; are there any plans to try to relocate to another country (to possibly teach English; which I tried to do in Cambodia but was not successful at it because the schools would not allow me to teach).  In essence; I did not fit their "mode" of how an English teacher should look (LOL).  Anyway; if you do decide to teach, there are MANY opportunities in various Asian countries.  Good luck.

Priscilla :

Dont hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Cambodia has decreased or increased in the past few years.
Priscilla

Pretty much most things have increased in cost over the past 3-4 years.  The exception to that is the cost of gasoline as it remained the same is now less than before.

Priscilla :

Hello,

I currently live in Kampot.  So everything I have here is for Kampot

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Cambodia? 
I rent a 3 story house near the tureen circle for $400/mo. + 10% tax


> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?
Tuktuk cost $1.00 to go anywhere in this town

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?
Average price of Good meal at good restaurant is $5/person (not including drinks)

>What is your monthly grocery budget? 0$, have to eat out everyday coz of my work

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Cambodia ? 
Avoid at all costs!...Go to Thailand for medical care.
The cost of medical care in Cambodia is not an issue and is VERY cheap, but so is the actual treatment that may add to your sickness :sick  :sick  :sick .  However, if you want to get good health care in Cambodia, you can always go to a reputable foreigner clinic.  In 2012 I went to one in Phnom Penh for food poisoning and my bill after 2-hours was around $450 $$$$ . 

> How much does it cost to fill up your cars fuel tank?
1 Liter is around $0.75~0.85

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?
In our area it is 700KH ($0.175) /KW.  Household bill with one air-condition is $60/mo

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?
I pay for internet $30/mo for high speed

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
<= $2

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
Differs from place to place.  My favorite is very near my house near the tureen circle with cozy environment.  Only $1.25 for delicious espresso.

Hope this helps and Good Luck

And may i ask how much for 1 kg beef, sheep and chicken meat?
Thanks for answers.

Beef 10$ pork15$ chicken5$ per kilo

:heart:  Thank u for answer.

marukai47 :

I was living on street 21 near AEON Mall. My rent was 220, but the end result was $266. I can never live there again. The destitute of so many Cambodians made me a bit emotional, coupled with the HIV/AIDS problem. The U.N. Needs to gut the Hun Sen government and the monarchy needs to step up and show his love for the Khmai. This experience was life altering for me. I taught English for 4 months there. I lost a fair amount of weight from walking because of fear of injury on a bicycle or moto. No one cares about Cambodia except Laos, which is poor and corrupt.

It appears that you knew nothing about Cambodia before coming here (except perhaps some vacation trip reports?).

No, the UN certainly does not and will not "gut" the Khmer government, whatever you mean by that - I can only guess 'to violently overthrow or stage a coup'. The whole idea is just bizarre and wrong on so many levels and for your own sake I hope you never voiced this in public. Your final comment is also a total head scratcher.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Cambodia?  It starts from $100+ for a small one to $200 - 400+ on average for an apartment.

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)? It's 1500 KHR to take the bus in PP, the other parts of the country only have motorcycle or tuk tuk's for hire.

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Cambodia ? Starts from $10 for something simple.

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.? Electricity just under 925 KHR per kw hr.

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?  Sometimes under $1, sometimes $5-6

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? 2000 KHR

> How much does a gym membership cost in Cambodia?  1500 KHR per visit but have to buy your water there.

It is very cheap to live and also to rent a reasonable place, however what l find is that as soon as Yankees are involved the prices go up 50 times, no need worry about locals ripping you off just find your local estate agency run by Americans and you will be fleeced. They all turn up like flies round the proverbial and want it all for them and the beauty is they know everything.

It is how places get spoiled, as in Philippines because it is alive with old American men chasing young girls and showing their exploits on Youtube. Disgusting.

That anti-American rant was a bout as helpful as a poke in the eye.

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