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Cost of Living in Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 16, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Cambodia is generally quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $200 to $400 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost from $400 to $600 per month. Dinner at a moderately priced restaurant can cost around $10 per person.

Is the cost of living in Cambodia high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Cambodia, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Cambodia is generally quite affordable. Basic necessities such as food, transportation, and accommodation are relatively inexpensive compared to other countries in the region. Eating out at restaurants is also quite affordable, with a meal at a local eatery costing around $2-3 USD. Utilities such as electricity and water are also relatively inexpensive, with monthly bills typically costing around $20-30 USD. Overall, Cambodia is a great place to live if you are looking for an affordable lifestyle," explained one expat.

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Will I save money living in Cambodia?

"Living in Cambodia can be significantly cheaper than living in the United States. The cost of living in Cambodia is much lower than in the United States, with basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing costing significantly less. Additionally, the cost of entertainment and leisure activities is also much lower in Cambodia than in the United States. As a result, living in Cambodia can be a great way to save money compared to living in the United States," remarked one in Cambodia.

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What is the average cost of housing in Cambodia?

If you are thinking about moving to Cambodia, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The cost of housing in Cambodia varies depending on the location and type of accommodation. Generally, renting a one-bedroom apartment in a city center can cost around $200 to $400 per month, while a two-bedroom apartment can cost around $300 to $500 per month. Outside of the city center, prices can be significantly lower," remarked one expat in Cambodia.

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What are typical rental prices for expats in Cambodia?

"The rental price for a nice 1 bedroom apartment in Cambodia can vary depending on the location and amenities, but generally ranges from around $400 to $800 per month. For a nice 2 bedroom apartment, the rental price can range from around $600 to $1,200 per month," wrote one expat.

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What appliances are typically included in a rental?

We asked foreigners in Cambodia what appliances are typically included in a rental, and, if there is anything else included or not included that a newcomer would not expect. Replies included:

"In Cambodia, rental properties typically include a refrigerator, stove, and washing machine. Other common appliances may include an air conditioner, water heater, and microwave. Depending on the property, some landlords may also provide furniture such as beds, tables, and chairs," commented one expat living in Cambodia.

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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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