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Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia: Cost of Living, Healthcare, Local Clubs and Activities, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Kampong Chhnang | Expat Exchange
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Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Kampong Chhnang?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kampong Chhnang, they said:

"Expats moving to Kampong Chhnang should be aware that the official language is Khmer, and while English is spoken in some areas, it is not widely spoken throughout the city. The cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries, but the standard of living may also be lower. Healthcare facilities in Kampong Chhnang are not as advanced as in Western countries, so expats should ensure they have comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation. The city is generally safe, but petty crime like pickpocketing can occur, so it's important to be vigilant. The climate in Kampong Chhnang is tropical, with a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. Expats should be prepared for high temperatures and humidity year-round. The local cuisine is heavily based on rice and fish, and vegetarian options may be limited. Tap water is not safe to drink, so expats should always drink bottled water. Public transportation is limited and often crowded, so many expats choose to rent or buy a motorbike for getting around. Traffic can be chaotic and road conditions poor, so expats should be cautious when driving. The culture in Kampong Chhnang is deeply rooted in Buddhism, and expats should respect local customs and traditions. This includes dressing modestly, particularly when visiting temples and other religious sites. Internet and mobile phone coverage can be unreliable, particularly in more rural areas. Expats should also be aware that power outages can occur. Finally, expats should be aware that the Cambodian government requires all foreigners to register their presence in the country with the local police," remarked one expat who made the move to Kampong Chhnang.

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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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