Travel Budget for Siem Reap

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How much does it cost to travel to Siem Reap?

How much money will you need for your trip to Siem Reap? You should plan to spend around ៛133,665 ($33) per day on your vacation in Siem Reap, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ៛47,561 ($12) on meals for one day and ៛19,746 ($4.82) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Siem Reap for a couple is ៛100,753 ($25). So, a trip to Siem Reap for two people for one week costs on average ៛1,871,304 ($457). 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
    133,665
  • One Week Per person
    935,652
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,871,304
  • One Month Per person
    4,009,937
  • One Week For a couple
    1,871,304
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    3,742,607
  • One Month For a couple
    8,019,873
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A vacation to Siem Reap for one week usually costs around ៛935,652 for one person. So, a trip to Siem Reap for two people costs around ៛1,871,304 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ៛3,742,607 in Siem Reap. 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 Siem Reap can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Siem Reap? How much money do I need for Siem Reap?

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

Accommodation Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Siem Reap is ៛50,377. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Siem Reap is ៛100,753.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    50,377
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    100,753

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Food Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Siem Reap can vary, the average cost of food in Siem Reap is ៛47,561 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Siem Reap should cost around ៛19,024 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Siem Reap is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    47,561

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What did other people spend on Food?

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


  • Breakfast for Two
    22,550


Transportation Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Siem Reap is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ៛19,746 per person, per day, on local transportation in Siem Reap.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    19,746

What did other people spend on Transportation?

Typical prices for Transportation in Siem Reap are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Siem Reap, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


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

Flights to Siem Reap

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Entertainment Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Siem Reap typically cost an average of ៛71,052 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    71,052

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

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


  • Angkor Tour Guide
    33,232


Tips and Handouts Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Siem Reap is ៛5,551 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Siem Reap is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    5,551


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • 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 Siem Reap is ៛16,000.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    16,000


Alcohol Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about ៛21,664 on alcoholic beverages in Siem Reap per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    21,664


Water Budget in Siem Reap
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend ៛5,473 on bottled water in Siem Reap per day. The public water in Siem Reap is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    5,473


Last Updated: Jan 18, 2020
Siem Reap On a Budget
Siem Reap The temples of Angkor
Located in northern Cambodia, Siem Reap is the closest town to Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat. It is a comfortable and laid back town and most visitors use it as a base to explore the country's most visited destination. Although Siem Reap was once a quaint village, it has continued to grow and change to meet the needs of the many tourists who visit every year. Siem Reap has become a very touristy town with easy access to restaurants, hotels, and shops. It also has a large expatriate community and the western influences are unavoidable. Although prices remain quite low, they are higher than you might find elsewhere in Cambodia.

Siem Reap has a tropical wet and dry climate. The city remains hot throughout the year and the average high rarely falls below 30 degrees Celsius. The wet season starts in April and runs through the end of November, with the remaining four months making up the dry season.
Sights
Angkor Archaeological park is the obvious attraction near Siem Reap. Angkor Wat is a wonderful and vast area that has too many temples to count. The most famous spots in Angkor Wat are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, in Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple.

Outside of Angkor Wat, there are several other attractions worth visiting in Siem Reap. The Angkor National Museum offers an excellent overview of the area. Angkor Silk Farm is an interesting break from temples and Senteurs d'Angkor Workshop is a fascinating place to go as well. The Landmine Museum is located outside of town and is a very eye opening and informative place to visit as well.
Neighborhoods
Siem Reap's city center is known as the Old Market Area. This is where you'll find Pub Street as well as many restaurants, shops, bars and pubs. The Old French Quarter is where you'll find Sivatha Boulevard. There has been significant development in the area but there are still some charming colonial buildings. This is also where you'll find much of the area's luxury accommodation options and upscale restaurants. Siem Reap airport and the surrounding area is growing and developing. There are several large hotels, traditional khmer villages, and a big theme park and museum. Wat Bo Road is on the east side of Siem Reap River and has interesting restaurants, hotels, and bars. It has become less budget friendly and more trendy in recent years. Charle de Gaulle Boulevard is the main road to Angkor Archaeological Park. It has several hotels and restaurants along it.

Activities
The nightlife in Siem Reap is driven by the tourist crowds and there is no shortage of bars where you can relax, grab a drink, and chat with fellow travelers. It's not an authentic Cambodian experience, but it can be fun nonetheless.

Other activities around town include ceramic classes, cooking classes, and cultural performances. Festivals in the area include the Angkor Photography Festival and the Water Festival.
Food and Dining
Siem Reap has food options for all tastes and budgets. Most restaurants are designed specifically for tourists and price may reflect this. Still, competition keeps prices low by western standards. You'll find everything in town from Asian staples to pizza or traditional Khmer food. Fine dining is available as well. Many of the town's restaurants are concentrated a few blocks north of the Old Market, but there are also options available along Wat Bo Road. Some hidden gems are also found in the surrounding neighborhoods.

In the Old Market area you'll find restaurants along The Alley. These restaurants are quieter than what you find on Pub St. and can offer a pleasant experience. Local restaurants are also nearby on Phsar Chas and offer similar menus with fried rice, Khmer dishes, and the standard western options.

Transportation
Many people travel to Siem Reap from Thailand either overland or by plane. Flights are obviously the more expensive option, but are efficient and reliable. If time is not a concern, you can take a bus to the border from Thailand and pick up a ride once in Cambodia. The road on the Cambodia side is in poor condition and frequently floods, which means your trip may be very slow and unpredictable.

Once you arrive in Siem Reap you can easily walk around the city center. It is very compact and shops, restaurants, and hotels can all be reached on foot. Angkor Wat is about a 20 minute tuk tuk ride from the center of town. You can explore Angkor Wat with either the Little Circuit or the Big Circuit. Bikes are a fun way to get around, or tuk tuks are readily available for hire. Many people purchase a three day pass to the park and spend the first day doing the Little Circuit with a tuk tuk and the Big Circuit the following day with a rented bike. The area is generally flat and bike riding is relatively easy. During the evening hours traffic can become very congested and navigating on a bike can be somewhat scary. There are electric bikes available as well, but these are generally not recommended as they are unreliable and often break down, leaving you stranded in the most remote areas.


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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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Travel Tips

Rent a bike to see Angkor Wat

By wanderinggurl in Entertainment
Rent a bike to see Angkor Wat. Its a very flat path and it'll let you see the temples at your own pace. Take plenty of water, start early in the morning, and be prepared to dodge some traffic on your way back, but renting a bike in Angkor Wat is the best way to go!

Sunrise at Angkor

By backpackguru in Entertainment
One of the must have experience in Siem Reap is to see the sunrise. It's a stunning site, but do keep you expectations in control. You will share the experience with everyone else in the area, which does detract from it. Try to head deeper into the temples to get away from the crowds. The light will still be wonderful, and if you're interesting in photography, you'll absolutely get the best shots this way.

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