Cost of living 2019 in Cambodia

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Cambodia.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Cambodia will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Cambodia? How about buying an apartment or a house in Cambodia?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Cambodia?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

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

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and 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 for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Hi,
I love to share, but I just here for a few weeks, some cost hasn't come yet.
I'll share what I got in hand.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Cambodia? How about buying an apartment or a house in Cambodia? --> 1bedroom with full funiture: 550$/month

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? --> 1-2$/trip

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
--> 3-4$/meal

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
--> I think around 200$

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
--> waiting till the end of the month

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
--> internet: included with the apartment rental cost
--> phone: 30$/month

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
--> 3-4$/meal

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
--> 2$

How much does a gym membership cost in Cambodia?
--> included with the apartment rental cost.

Regards
NN

Hello everyone, Been in Phnom Penh a year and know about the cost of things. Remember I try to live more local than completely western, but i do need the conveniences like AC and a burger and pizza every so often  . I teach at local school 3 km from home in stung mean chey.


How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Cambodia? How about buying an apartment or a house in Cambodia?

I rent one bedroon in a non expat area but the building has expats like us. 200$ a month. Cable and internet included. Elevator too. But no washing machine. That is ok. I wash smalls by hand and spend 2$ a weel on wash and press for shirts and pants. It is third apartment i had. 3 month lese, 6 month lease, and this one is 1 year. I have year contract at school now so ok.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

To and from work 15$ a week. Maybe 40$ tops a month for other trips. 100$ total

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?  I cook and buy veggies and fruits from streets. A few flies on them but they are way fresher than stores. Rise is 2000 kg, bread is 3000 a loaf or 500 or 1000 reil for french bread, pasta is a dollar or so a lb bag.  Mayonaise i and other westetn stuff expensive so i use sparingly. Mayo 2.50 a jar, and most condiments a dollar or two for a can or bottle. Meat fish and chicken i get 50% off at 3$ a kg at luckys or buy at local market same price.

What is your monthly budget for groceries? I budget 160$ a month including drinks cheese and other conveniences.

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Cambodia?

I see a pharmacist first for free, and make sure they have a doctor in family. I paid 20$ for a doctor visit with a strep throat lab.

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

N/a. I pay 40$ a month repatriiation insurance.  Cheaper to pay doctors than real insurance.

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

N/a



How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

All togeter 30$-50$ a month

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

8$ for 40gb data on phone and add 4 $ a month for calls.

Will get internet at home, hispeed wifi next month, metphone. 15$ a month including install and equipment.

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

1 $ a day  with drinks, i make myself. 5$ a week

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?  1.25$

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

Dont go. I watch on netflix 7$ a month.

How much does a gym membership cost in Cambodia?

Daily workout gym 1.$ a day, no pool. Pool free at many hotels. Maybe 15 times a month.

I get 6 month visa for $150 and fly out every six month for 70$ roundtrip. I spend $100 on the ground
On a good month i can be comfortable spending 700$ a month, but normally 850$ a month and that leaves me money to play with.

I dont drink out, and maybe a six pack a week at home.

It is possible to be comfortable on 750$ a month and eat very good.

All i have for now.

Shane

Can u share me info abt mobile phone cost.
It seems very good cost. Mine is too expensive, I’m using smart btw.

Thks
Vivien

Sure vivien.  I do not make many voice calls accept over line or whattsapp, so I can keep that part down.  I also am with smart but I have the power saver plus 8 plan at 8$ a month. You pay 2 cents a minute for regular calls and get messaging free. You get 40 gb total of 4 g internet. And you can hotspot  a tablet easily off the service.  But remember in some parts of town it drops to 3 g.

You can go to any of the big smart service agents in aeon 1 or 2 or on monivong or at sorya and they will set it up no mistakes. If 40gb not enough and you need to computer at home, get metphone 15 $ a month plan at home wifi and router and do all your computing there. It is pretty hispeed.

Thanks much for detail advice.

Vivien

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