A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Siem Reap vs. Tokyo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Siem Reap or Tokyo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Siem Reap or Tokyo, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Siem Reap or Tokyo?

Siem Reap

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.

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is by far the most populous city in the world with a staggering 37 million people. As a worldwide hub for technology and business, it hosts millions of visitors annually. But Tokyo is not just a place for business trips. With its incredible mixture of historical temples and shrines, remarkably beautiful parks, endless shopping malls, and genuinely wonderful people, Tokyo is a terrific place to visit and to explore.

Which city is cheaper, Tokyo or Siem Reap?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Siem Reap is $64, while the average daily cost in Tokyo is $143. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Siem Reap and Tokyo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Siem Reap $40
    Tokyo $67
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Siem Reap $80
    Tokyo $134
Compare Hotels in Siem Reap and Tokyo

Looking for a hotel in Siem Reap or Tokyo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Siem Reap


Hotels in Tokyo


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Siem Reap Hotel Prices and Tokyo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Siem Reap $6.86
    Tokyo $18
Typical Local Transportation prices in Siem Reap

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Siem Reap:


  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    $13
  • Bike Rentals
    $1.89

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Siem Reap

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Siem Reap:

  • Intercity Transfer (Siem Reap to Sihanoukville): $225
  • Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Private Transfer with Touring: $210
  • Journey to the Historian Land of Angkor with Round-Trip Airport Transfers: $190
  • Private Car transfer In Cambodia: $167
  • Private Transfer from Siem Reap airort or Hotel to Hotel in Bangkok: $157
  • One-Way Cruise Transfer from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Including Lunch and Hotel Transportation: $138
  • Private taxi transfer Siem Reap to Phnom Penh: $129
  • Private Transfer From Siem Reap to Battambang City: $120
  • Private taxi Siem Reap to Kampot overland transfer: $116
  • Private car 4seat Transfer Siem Reap - Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh Siem Reap: $115
  • Border Transfer (Siem Reap to Laos): $113
  • Private Taxi Transfer From Siem Reap to Bangkok City: $111

Typical Local Transportation prices in Tokyo

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Tokyo:


  • Metro from Airport
    $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tokyo

Also for Tokyo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport HND by Luxury Van: $187
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport HND by Minivan: $108
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport NRT by Luxury Van: $302
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport NRT by Minivan: $284
  • Japan Railway Station Shared Departure Transfer : Tokyo City to Tokyo Station: $25
  • Japan Private Airport Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport (HND): $97
  • Japan Private Airport Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport(NRT): $182
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Tokyo to Narita International Airport (NRT): $121
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND): $78
  • Private Departure Transfer : Central Tokyo City to Haneda Airport: $144
  • Private Departure Transfer : Central Tokyo City to Narita International Airport: $267
  • Private Transfer from Tokyo City Center to Tokyo Disneyland: $119

Is it cheaper to fly into Siem Reap or Tokyo?

Prices for flights to both Tokyo and Siem Reap change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Siem Reap $12
    Tokyo $34
Typical Food prices in Siem Reap

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Siem Reap:


  • Breakfast for Two
    $5.46

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Siem Reap

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Siem Reap.

  • Apsara Dinner Show at Amazon Angkor (Free Hotel Pick Up): $14
  • Khmer Gourmet Cooking Class: $19
  • Khmer Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking Class: $19
  • Apsara Dance Performance - Including Buffet Dinner & Hotel Pickup: $25
  • Khmer Cooking Class at a Local's Home in Krong Siem Reap: $25
  • Apsara Dance Performance - Including Buffet Dinner & Hotel Pickup: $25
  • Apsara Dance Performance - Including Buffet Dinner & Hotel Pickup: $25
  • Cooking Class at Local Village: $26
  • Amazing Apsara Dance Show with Buffet Dinner & Hotel Transfers: $27
  • Cooking Class Menu C: $28
  • Cooking Class Menu A: $28
  • Khmer Culinary Cooking Class: $28

Typical Food prices in Tokyo

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Tokyo:


  • Late Night Noodles
    $5.75
  • Conveyor Belt Sushi Snack
    $5.75
  • Meal at Airport
    $7.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tokyo

For Tokyo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • 1-Hour Tsukiji Fish Market Food Tour with Local Guide: $26
  • Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi: $78
  • Local Food Tour on Sunamachi Ginza Street: $83
  • West-Side Walking & Street Food Tour: $95
  • Private Ramen and Gyoza Cooking Class from Central Tokyo: $108
  • Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Chef: $120
  • Tokyo Food Tour: 3-Hour Culinary Adventure: $129
  • Gyoza Cooking Classes in Tokyo: $135
  • Private Dining: Wagyu and sake pairing dinner in Shinjuku: $136
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Japanese Cooking Class in Asakusa: $142
  • Tokyo Private Food Tour: From Ramen Bars, Vending Machines To Cat Cafes: $174
  • 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night: $182

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Siem Reap $23
    Tokyo $63
Typical Entertainment prices in Siem Reap

Here are a few typical costs in Siem Reap for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Angkor Tour Guide
    $8.04

Tours and Activities in Siem Reap

Here are a few actual costs in Siem Reap for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • (Join Tour) Angkor Temples Sunrise Tour: $18
  • (Private Tour) Angkor Temples Sunrise Tour: $56
  • -1Day Discover Angkor Wat Sunrise Private Tours: $97
  • 1 Day Countryside Tour: $19
  • 1 Day-Preah Vihear+Koh Ker temple Tour: $187
  • 1 day special Tour: Angkor Wat,Bayon,Ta Prohm, Bantey srei and Beng Mealea: $162
  • 1 day tour: Adventure Big Circle and Banteaysrey: $46
  • 1 day-Amazing Temple Tour + Sunrise: $99
  • 1- D adventure tour: Beng Mealea, Peung Komnou & English class: $87
  • 1-D adventure tour to Preah Vihear and Koh Ker temple: $169
  • 1-D bicycle tour: $97
  • 1-Day Amazing Angkor Wat Small Circuit Tour with Sunrise: $47

Tours and Activities in Tokyo

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Tokyo.

  • Samurai Spots in Tokyo Virtual Tour: $8.26
  • Tokyo Tower: Admission Ticket: $11
  • 1-Hour River Cruise Asakusa to Odaiba: $11
  • Japanese Snacks You Should Try: Online Experience by Local Guide: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Japan: the bathing and Sento experience: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Ghibli Spots in Japan: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights: $12
  • Tokyo Online: Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku with a Local Expert: $14
  • Virtual Tour to Discover Mount Fuji: $14
  • Online Japanese Archery Experience: $15
  • Tokyo Online Tour All in One, With 10+ Top Sights!: $15
  • Thermae-Yu Hotspring in Shinjuku Entrance Ticket: $21

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Siem Reap $8.62
    Tokyo $29

Typical Alcohol prices in Tokyo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Tokyo:


  • Sake
    $4.31


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Siem Reap and Tokyo, we can see that Tokyo is more expensive. And not only is Siem Reap much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Siem Reap would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Siem Reap and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Tokyo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tokyo than you might in Siem Reap.

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