Daily costs to visit Cambodia

Cambodia is a country where the money it isn’t a problem meaning you can travel without spending too much money. Just need to look out attractions and places where tourist may go so the prices can extremely increase.

In this text below you will discover useful information to bear in mind when visiting this country and its amazing cities and villages.


In this article, I’ll show you the daily costs in Cambodia without including non-essentials like shopping, an amazing night or expensive tours.

I expose this information related to what I actually spend there. May can vary, of course, depending on what kind of traveler you are.


  • Attractions: 9$
  • Food: 12$
      • Breakfast: 3$
      • Lunch: 5$
      • Dinner: 4$
      • Treat (dessert/beer/wine): less than 1$
  • Transportation: 5$
  • Accommodation (hostel): 6-12$


As we were saying before, Cambodia is a non-expensive country but touristic stuff like attractions, museums, and some restaurants can get bit high price.

Let’s see some examples:

  • Angkor Wat entrance: $20 for a 1-day pass.
  • Hiring a tuk-tuk all day to visit the temples around Angkor: $13 all day (not that bad…)
  • Killing Fields: $2 entrance + $13 tuk-tuk to get there (I didn’t go. Although I know is something you must see once you visit Phnom Penh, I don’t want to spend the rest of the trip crying. Sorry.)
  • Museums in Phnom Penh: $2 entrance (some of them are free).

Anyway, you can enjoy Cambodia in a different way but also a good one just by walking and meeting locals.


The best advice and the basic one is not getting food from places near touristic attractions. The prices there are pretty higher than on the outskirts so it isn’t worth. It is also a plus if you take a look where the locals go, these places are the best and the cheapest ones. So try to avoid publicity in English so these places are “specialized” for tourists and, therefore, more expensive.

If you eat most of your meals from the locals in the street the price will not get higher than 2.50$.

  • Single plate dishes including rice: 0.75 – $1.25.
  • Cambodian sandwiches on the street: $0.50.
  • For nicer sit-down restaurants it’s common to eat meals for anywhere from $2.50 – $5.


  • Bike rentals: 2-3 $ per day.
  • Tuk-tuk ride: in a touristic place 15$ approx.

Haggling and making friends with the driver, not more than 3$.

  • Tuk- tuk hail: 3-4$ per trip.
  • Buses: from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh (6-7 hour journey): $5 – 6

from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (5 hours): $5

If it’s oriented for tourists: 10$

TIP: Try always to go directly to the driver and not to any agency so is going to be much cheaper. Ask always for official permission so if they don’t have maybe it’s a scam. Look out!


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