Cambodia Travel Budget - Visit Cambodia on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Cambodia?

You should plan to spend around $22 (៛88,259) per day on your vacation in Cambodia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $6.66 (៛27,090) on meals
  • $2.84 (៛11,531) on local transportation
  • $15 (៛61,672) on hotels

A one week trip to Cambodia for two people costs, on average, $304 (៛1,235,622). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $22
    88,259
  • One Week Per person
    $152
    617,811
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $304
    1,235,622
  • One Month Per person
    $651
    2,647,762
  • One Week For a couple
    $304
    1,235,622
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $608
    2,471,245
  • One Month For a couple
    $1,303
    5,295,525
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cambodia cost?

A one week trip to Cambodia usually costs around $152 (៛617,811) for one person and $304 (៛1,235,622) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cambodia on average costs around $304 (៛1,235,622) for one person and $608 (៛2,471,245) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cambodia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cambodia on average costs around $651 (៛2,647,762) for one person and $1,303 (៛5,295,525) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Cambodia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Cambodia is $147 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cambodia expensive to visit?

Cambodia is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Cambodia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Indonesia or the Philippines.

For more details, see Is Cambodia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cambodia?

The average Cambodia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cambodia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 61,672 ($15)
Local Transportation 1 11,531 ($2.84)
Food 2 27,090 ($6.66)
Entertainment 1 22,330 ($5.49)
Tips and Handouts 1 1,497 - 4,491 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 4,767 - 14,300 ($1 - 4)
Accommodation Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cambodia is $7.59 (៛30,836). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cambodia is $15 (៛61,672). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $7.59
    30,836
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $15
    61,672

Hotel Prices in Cambodia

Looking for a hotel in Cambodia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cambodia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $39. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties


Local Transportation Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cambodia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.84 (៛11,531) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cambodia.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.84
    11,531

Recommended Services

What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Cambodia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Cambodia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bike Rentals
    7,800
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    53,950


Food Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Cambodia can vary, the average cost of food in Cambodia is $6.66 (៛27,090) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cambodia should cost around $2.67 (៛10,836) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cambodia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $6.66
    27,090

Recommended

What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Cambodia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Cambodia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Breakfast for Two
    19,500
  • Breakfast for Two
    22,550
  • Dinner for Two
    41,000


Entertainment Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Cambodia typically cost an average of $5.49 (៛22,330) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $5.49
    22,330

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Cambodia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Cambodia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Angkor Tour Guide
    33,232


Tips and Handouts Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Cambodia is $0.74 (៛2,994) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Cambodia is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.74
    2,994


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Cambodia is $1.03 (៛4,167), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $1.03
    4,167


Alcohol Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $2.35 (៛9,533) on alcoholic beverages in Cambodia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $2.35
    9,533

Recommended


Water Budget in Cambodia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.55 (៛2,255) on bottled water in Cambodia per day. The public water in Cambodia is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.55
    2,255


Cambodia on a Budget
Cambodia Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Cambodia is a beautiful country located right between Vietnam and Thailand. It has a tragic history, but has grown in popularity among travelers in the last decade. The most famous sight in Cambodia is Angkor Wat, located just outside of the tourist town of Siem Reap. Many people cross over from Thailand for a few days to visit Angkor and then go directly back to Thailand. While Angkor alone is very much worth the trip, these visitors miss so much of Cambodia. Outside of Angkor Wat, the country is a popular destination for bicycle tours because the landscape is beautiful and relatively flat. Many people arrange these organized biking tours before they leave for their vacation. If you're more interested in solo travel, it is just as easy to bike through the country independently. Other interesting places to visit in Cambodia include the area's beaches which are far less touristy than the nearby Thailand. Probably the most popular beach in Cambodia is at Sihanoukville. Phnom Penh is the country's vibrant capital city with a lot of history, many temples, and a very welcoming population. If you can, try to time your trip so that you can go to a festival, of which the city has many.

Cambodia is a very cheap travel destination, even by Southeast Asian standards. It's not difficult to find comfortable hotels at a reasonable cost. Food is also quite cheap and in the main tourist towns there are many restaurants eager to please the visiting crowds. There are restaurants that offer western food options ranging from pizza to pasta or burgers. If you're on a budget you'll do better to avoid these western options. They're often far more expensive than the Cambodian food and never quite as good. It's possible to book private transportation between cities at a cheap cost, but the public transportation is surprisingly good and very affordable. Part of the experience is taking the local buses and interacting with the locals.

Although Cambodia is no longer an undiscovered country, there are still many undiscovered parts to this country. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore and you will be thrilled to see everything that Cambodia has to offer.
At A Glance
Many people cross into Cambodia from Vietnam on an organized tour. It is often cheaper, and no more difficult to arrange this transportation on your own. Many of the Vietnamese tours will simply drop you off at the Cambodian border and put you on public transportation anyway, so if you feel comfortable coordinating this yourself you will safe yourself some money.

If you're interested in doing some socially responsible shopping then keep an eye out for stores that display the Heritage Friendly Business Logo. These stores are certified by the Heritage Watch program which works to assist the Cambodia's art, culture and development. Stores that display the logo are actively giving back to the community in a positive way, so you can feel good about where you money is being spent.

Negotiating is a fun pass time in Cambodia. You can really negotiate for almost anything including your hotel room, meals out, and souvenirs. The trick is to make it lighthearted and fun. View it as a game and you're less likely to get frustrated with the experience. If the shopkeeper or vendor tells you that prices are set, then they likely are and it's best to respect that. If they're willing to negotiate then keep the tone light and you'll likely get a good deal.

Cambodians generally only accept bills that are in good condition. Often time vendors will try to pass of their torn money on foreigners. It will be very difficult to find a place that will accept such a bill. If someone tries to give you change with a rough looking bill, request another one. This is acceptable practice. If you receive worn out money from an ATM go into the bank immediately and ask that they change it out for you. Otherwise, you are unlikely to find a place that will accept the money.

Many people choose to volunteer with an organization during their time in Cambodia. It is very important to choose a reputable organization to work with. Do plenty of research and ask lots of questions before committing any time or money to an organization. Find out where the money will go and how it will be used. Find out what you will be doing with your time there, and make sure you are not displacing local workers by accepting a volunteer position.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat is by far the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia. You can easily spend several days in the area exploring the impressive temples. To cover the entire area you must either hire a tuktuk or rent a bicycle, either of which are fun options. Make sure you don't miss the sunrise, which is the most dramatic times to visit the temples.

Sihanoukville: Sihanoukville is a port city that offers a lovely beach resort. It's a nice alternative to Thailand's more chaotic nearby beaches. Although still very relaxed in nature, there has been recent development efforts in the area that has taken away some of the area's charm.

Tonle Sap: Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in all of Southeast Asia. The lake is fascinating because the water flow changes direction twice a year. The lake size also changes dramatically over the course of the year depending on the season.

Popular Foods
Cambodian food is heavily influenced by both Vietnamese and Thai flavors. Many of the dishes have curry base and are served with either rice or noodles as a staple. The food is generally not spicy, particularly when compared to its Thai neighbors, but you can often get dishes made with spices upon request.

Amok Trey: This popular fish dish is made with coconut milk and curry and served with spices. It's often prepared in a coconut shell, giving it a festive flare. It's often prepared during the popular Water Festival.

Bok L'hong: A traditional Khmer dish, this is a green papaya salad. It's a surprisingly savory salad that has a crunch to it because the papaya is often slightly under ripe with a tangy punch.

Caw: Caw is a chicken stew dish made with caramelized palm sugar. It's makes a hearty and delicious meal option.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.