Food and beverage

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Food and beverage

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I hear a beer in Cambodia is just a couple of buck as is food, what do you pay for what and is it any good?
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Luke and co wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:18 pm I hear a beer in Cambodia is just a couple of buck as is food, what do you pay for what and is it any good?
Beer is OK and often less than $2.00. Don’t expect much food wise for that amount though.
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Sounds like a great thing to do with a young family Luke, so don't think I'm trying to be discouraging. But I think a lot of people get surprised by the cost of food in Cambodia. You might hear that the minimum wage is around 180 a month (for garment workers)- so not far off 1/10 of Oz-and figure that prices will be somewhat relative to that. But I find things like beef, chicken and pork to be not much cheaper than NZ- usually with poorer quality/ non-existent food safety standards. That doesn't bother me too much as only myself to worry about but I think it would if I had children. You've probably consulted numbeo.com, which says grocery prices are 32% lower in Cambodia than oz, I would say that's on the generous side.
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Pork and rice is still 10,000r ($2.50). You're not going to get fat on the portion, though. Pretty much most beer is less than $2, unless you're somewhere fancy or it's imported. Khmer food isn't great, I found Thai and Vietnamese cuisine to be better. The fresh stuff is fine, just don't expect a taste sensation. Also, they overcook everything - for obvious reasons when you see their food prep areas. Which is usually the toilet.
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Beer from the local mom-n-pop stores $10-12 for a case of 24 cans. In a restaurant/bar...anywhere from 50c to $3 for a local draft beer, more for imported and craft beers.

Food: If you purchase meat, veg & fruit from the supermarkets it is quite expensive and the quality isn't great. Learn how to shop in the local markets and you'll get fresher, better quality at a much lower price. Many foreigners are scared of shopping in the markets, don't be...just be sure to arrive early to buy meat/seafood when it is at it's freshest. Imported food items are generally expensive.

There are plenty of affordable restaurants and street stalls around.
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Draught is roughly a Curtis Jackson or 2
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"Pork and rice is still 10,000r ($2.50)."

That's a big city price. In my village I get a full plate for 3,000 riels and a huge ice coffee with milk for 2,000 riels. Total cost for breakfast $1.25, actually less considering the exchange rate.
It's one of the few meals I can enjoy on a daily basis after many years in the KOW.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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taabarang wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:23 pm "Pork and rice is still 10,000r ($2.50)."

That's a big city price. In my village I get a full plate for 3,000 riels and a huge ice coffee with milk for 2,000 riels. Total cost for breakfast $1.25, actually less considering the exchange rate.
It's one of the few meals I can enjoy on a daily basis after many years in the KOW.


With prices like that it almost makes me want to give up this PP riverside penthouse for one in your village so I can save money for my retirement years.
How much for rent in your street ?
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"How much for rent in your street?"

I will avoid the temptation to be a snobbish asshole and say you couldn't afford it, but the truth is I don't want to live near any penthouse. My wife owns the property-lock, stock and barrel. Slightly less than one hectar.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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