Cambodia Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Cambodia?

How much money will you need for your trip to Cambodia? You should plan to spend around ៛143,673 ($35) per day on your vacation in Cambodia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ៛48,214 ($12) on meals for one day and ៛21,467 ($5.28) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Cambodia for a couple is ៛101,074 ($25). So, a trip to Cambodia for two people for one week costs on average ៛2,011,423 ($495). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Cambodia for one week usually costs around ៛1,005,712 for one person. So, a trip to Cambodia for two people costs around ៛2,011,423 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ៛4,022,847 in Cambodia. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Cambodia?

How much does a trip to Cambodia cost? Is Cambodia expensive? The average Cambodia trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Cambodia prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Cambodia can vary, the average cost of food in Cambodia is ៛48,214 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cambodia should cost around ៛19,285 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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Cambodia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ៛21,467 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cambodia.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2020

Flights to Cambodia

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How much money do I need for Cambodia?

Typical travel prices in Cambodia are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Cambodia. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Cambodia can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bike Rentals
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Massage
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Dinner for Two
  • Angkor Tour Guide
Typical tour prices for Cambodia

How much do tours to Cambodia cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    14 days
    $ 1000
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 1200
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    9 days
    $ 860
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    15 days
    $ 2525
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Cambodia On a Budget
Cambodia The temples of Angkor
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.


Looking for a hostel in Vietnam or Cambodia? Find party hostels in Vietnam or Siem Reap or find the best place to stay if you're traveling alone to Ho Chi Minh City.
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.

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.

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By backpackguru
Cambodia is an absolutely wonderful country to visit. The people are friendly and welcoming, the food is amazing, and by Southeast Asian standards, parts of the country still feel very undiscovered. It's very unfortunate that so many backpackers breeze in and out of Cambodia only visiting Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. There is so much more to this country and it absolutely deserves more of your time. If you've gotten a little jaded of the backpacker scene around Southeast Asia, head to Cambodia and find a rural small town to escape it all. You really want regret the experience you have there.

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