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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Living in Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2023

Summary: People describe life in Cambodia as a unique and vibrant experience. Expats love the friendly locals, the delicious food, the beautiful scenery, and the low cost of living. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month, depending on lifestyle. The population of Cambodia is approximately 16.2 million people, and the largest cities are Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang, and Kampong Cham. The cons of living in Cambodia include the lack of infrastructure, the high levels of poverty, the lack of access to healthcare, and the prevalence of corruption. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as floods and typhoons.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Cambodia?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Cambodia responded:

"Life in Cambodia is not always easy but in time you can learn to cope with the various problems that crop up and find an acceptable level of satisfaction. The occurrence of COVIC restrictions have added to the problem for everyone and have made family visits to my family in UK and my wife's family in Vietnam almost impossible but we have access to telephone and social media that has helped to keep in touch. The particular problems are that my mother and my mother-in-law are both very elderly and not in the best of health. In the event of serious illnesss or worse we have extremely difficult decisions to make," said one in Phnom Penh.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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