Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

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Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby phuketrichard » Fri May 30, 2014 8:41 am

Time on m hand, couldn't sleep
Always new comers ask
"how much do I need to live in Cambodia" :beer1:

So here ya go, MY estimate, ( i live on more but there two of us)

other feel free to add anything i have missed.

did a breakdown



Room at Hometown hotel (air con, wifi, cable, hot water, great location on street 172). $300/month fan $200

food;
breakfast $2.50-3.00 (American or Chicken soup an rice with ice coffee_
lunch Sorya food court , lots of choices Rice dishes/ soup $2.50-3.00
Dinner $5-6 ( pizza, Chicken curry with rice, drink, Amok and....)
Fruit drink during day $1
water $1 ( 4 bottles) u need this!!! if not more
total/day $12- $14 x30 $360- $420 This is basic but enough

Visa $24/month
Phone $5
Laundry $20
Misc $50

Two nights out /week/month alone $80
With a lady company for ST- 8x/month $240

So alone $815- $875 with air $775 with Fan ( renting an apt MIGHT be cheaper but than u need pay for ur internet, cable, trash, electric, air, furniture and eating out alone is as cheap as eating at home)
with company $1, 055- $1,115

This is never taking a tuk tuk/ moto anywhere, going nowhere unless you walk, buying NOTHING, Saving nothing, praying you don't get sick
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby Soi Dog » Fri May 30, 2014 8:50 am

Aren't most breakfast places getting $4.50 to $5 all-in these days? And you left out tips, if you are so inclined. They can really add-up if you eat most of your meals out. And toiletries. Is $20 enough for laundry? Even in the hot season?
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby FreeSocrates! » Fri May 30, 2014 8:54 am

Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia
I thought this was going to have something to do with people having Mental Breakdowns while they think of moving here...
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby phuketrichard » Fri May 30, 2014 9:32 am

most places on street 172 charge $2.50-3.50
Chicken soup near Kandal market 6,000 riel ice coffee 3-4,000
I only leave left over Riel for tip

i dont sweat that much 55555
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby beaker » Fri May 30, 2014 9:36 am

rent $80. small 2 story house on the river in Ta Khmao (but we pay $0. our landlord has a tile warehouse and we invested $6000. with a return of $100. per month which we let him keep for rent)

food etc $200./mo

I have a vespa scooter for transport

electric bill was just under $50. for our highest

$100. for my needs like smoke, lucky market shopping , gas etc.
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby phuketrichard » Fri May 30, 2014 11:00 am

beaker wrote:rent $80. small 2 story house on the river in Ta Khmao (but we pay $0. our landlord has a tile warehouse and we invested $6000. with a return of $100. per month which we let him keep for rent)

food etc $200./mo

I have a vespa scooter for transport

electric bill was just under $50. for our highest

$100. for my needs like smoke, lucky market shopping , gas etc.
NO visa, no phone, no internet, no tv ( cable) , no weed :plus1: , no vacations, no eating out at all, no drinking ( living out there u must do lots of that)

NO FUN
etc etc

Yes i am sure its possible but.....
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby Rain Dog » Fri May 30, 2014 2:11 pm

phuketrichard wrote:Time on m hand, couldn't sleep
Always new comers ask
"how much do I need to live in Cambodia" :beer1:

So here ya go, MY estimate, ( i live on more but there two of us)

other feel free to add anything i have missed.

did a breakdown



Room at Hometown hotel (air con, wifi, cable, hot water, great location on street 172). $300/month fan $200

food;
breakfast $2.50-3.00 (American or Chicken soup an rice with ice coffee_
lunch Sorya food court , lots of choices Rice dishes/ soup $2.50-3.00
Dinner $5-6 ( pizza, Chicken curry with rice, drink, Amok and....)
Fruit drink during day $1
water $1 ( 4 bottles) u need this!!! if not more
total/day $12- $14 x30 $360- $420 This is basic but enough

Visa $24/month
Phone $5
Laundry $20
Misc $50

Two nights out /week/month alone $80
With a lady company for ST- 8x/month $240

So alone $815- $875 with air $775 with Fan ( renting an apt MIGHT be cheaper but than u need pay for ur internet, cable, trash, electric, air, furniture and eating out alone is as cheap as eating at home)
with company $1, 055- $1,115

This is never taking a tuk tuk/ moto anywhere, going nowhere unless you walk, buying NOTHING, Saving nothing, praying you don't get sick

Meh -- PP is different than the rest of Cambodia --- but for me in PP:

$400 per month --- nice, conveniently located one bedroom flat -- covers Rent, all utilities, opennet, TV and laundry (I do my own in Apartment)

Food: Average $8 a day --- (yes it is a bit cheaper to eat at home if you are happy to eat simple) x 30 = $240

Visa -- yea --- 290/12 = $24 per month

Treat myself once a week to a decent steak and a few Jokra Mooeys ... maybe $150 per month

Companionship --- no need to pay unless you insist on variety --- I guess any "vice" is at your discretion as to how often you indulge.

Transport: Depends on if you commute to work every day or something ---- but for me about $50 per month and I do Tuk Tuks ---- I have seen too many moto crashes here. I admit I do walk a lot (I need the exercise)

Beer Money etc: Maybe $50 per month

Miscellaneous HH items/phone cards etc $50 a month.

I get by on US$1,000k in comfort -- but stretching a bit and staying home a lot --- @ US$1,200 it's outright easy
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby UKJ » Fri May 30, 2014 6:57 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Room at Hometown hotel (air con, wifi, cable, hot water, great location on street 172). $300/month fan $200
I think hotels are the way to go. No companies or bills to take care of. Back up if you aren't feeling well. Security.

How much are places with an elevator?
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby beaker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:40 am

phuketrichard wrote:
beaker wrote:rent $80. small 2 story house on the river in Ta Khmao (but we pay $0. our landlord has a tile warehouse and we invested $6000. with a return of $100. per month which we let him keep for rent)

food etc $200./mo

I have a vespa scooter for transport

electric bill was just under $50. for our highest

$100. for my needs like smoke, lucky market shopping , gas etc.
NO visa, no phone, no internet, no tv ( cable) , no weed :plus1: , no vacations, no eating out at all, no drinking ( living out there u must do lots of that)

NO FUN
etc etc

Yes i am sure its possible but.....
Yes I get my visas I use our savings s for that one.

Phone is a chinese iphone 5c copy with android cheap but does all i need, internet cellcard $10/mo , cable is free with rent, I feel like I'm alway on vacation I'm retired we go to kompongg Som and Thom also,I can cook most things cheaper at home. I always have smoke and only have an occasional cider when we have visitors These are the things that are paid for with my $100/mo spending $
Ta Khmao is just south of PP which starts about 50 m from home so not that far.
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Re: Breakdown for those thinking of moving to Cambodia

Postby GMJS-CEO » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:02 am

Apartment - $330 month 2 bedroom
Utilities, internet, TV- My guess is $70 month at the new place
Food at home - $25-$40 per week cooked lunch and dinner at home 4-5 times a week ($160/month)
Cola at home - buy Supercheap case $7 lasts 2 weeks ($14/month)
Entertainment - nice dinners & drinking out. I need to track this but I guess $500 monthly
Tuk tuks - $40 monthly mostly on weekends. No drink driving or late night driving for me.


Now to think about what is missing and edit later.


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