Is Cambodia expensive for traveling?


Cambodia is one of Southeast Asia’s famous countries with beautiful landscapes and beautiful peoples. Although Cambodia is the least developed country, it can be slightly more expensive to visit than its more developed, economically successful neighbors. To have a comfortable trip, and exploring new experiences by several weeks of spending your precious time there, you need to set a reasonable budget to see the best of everything that you will spend during your journey.

There are some important staffs you should know before making a decision:

  1. In Cambodia, the cost of traveling is cover by visas, transportation, accommodation, food, and nightlife.
  2. The official currency is the Riel (KHM) that is only available inside Cambodia. The US dollars are widely available and accepted, ATMs and credit cards are also recommended.

Accommodation in Cambodia

While Cambodia has such these option of accommodation such as hotels, guesthouses, hostels, resorts.  Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have a great selection of small and comfortable boutique hotels offering beautiful rooms for 30$ to 50$ per night or upload to 100$ for luxury hotels.

Related: What is the best way to travel around Cambodia?

  • For a cheap: we recommend budgeting at least 40$ for each day you plan to spend. This is enough for you to stay in a simple guesthouse, eat a mix of local and international food, and traveling along by bus.
  • For a medium: we recommend budgeting at least 75$ for each day. It is generally enough to travel around by plane and get a higher standard of accommodation and food.
  • For a five-star: we suggested preparing the budgeting at least 150$ per day if you plan on staying in a luxury hotel and have a perfect high food and drink.

Food in Cambodia

Cambodia’s food is generally tasty and affordable with a good combination of both Khmer and international food. These are some popular dishes include Amok, a coconut-based fish curry…which you can spend on in such low cash. Therefore, the street food stand and restaurants are most commonly due to the growing popularity of tourist destination, you’ll find a good selection of western restaurants with reasonable prices, hygienic and safe place. Actually, Khmer food is available from 1$ per dish and 3$ to 10$ for some western dish such as pasta, burger, pizza. Cambodia is also significantly cheaper than its neighboring countries for imported food and drinks like wine, cheese.

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Travelling around Cambodia

To make your journey more convenient and unforgettable, there are three ways to travel around -by plane, by bus, and by train.

  • Traveling by plane is the most easiest and costly way, while there are three different international airports located in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville. To fly one way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you need to pay 80$ or more through Cambodia Bayon Airlines.
  • Traveling by bus: In each year, Cambodian’s road network is getting much better and easier to reach your destination that required two options (Large intercity bus and small intercity bus). The cheapest way to travel around from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap while you spend only 6$ for the small intercity bus.

Otherwise, if you really have a plan to visit Cambodia, make sure you have travel insurance because Cambodia is a developing country where road accidents and injuries are common. However, here you’ll find a place filled with the friendliest peoples, rich history, beautiful coastlines and lively nightlife by exploring the temples, taking in the deserted, white sand beaches, the growing and magnify scene, and wonderful culture.

Is Cambodia expensive for traveling
Is Cambodia expensive for traveling

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