Cambodia is now officially one of Southeast Asia’s most expensive countries for expats.

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Cambodia is now officially one of Southeast Asia’s most expensive countries for expats.

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:40 am

The respected Numbeo Cost of Living Index has revealed what expats already living in the popular country already knew – from being famous for its ultra-low cost of living, Cambodia has now jumped to a higher ranking than those of Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Costly Singapore’s top ranking came as no surprise, nor was Thailand’s second highest cost of living score, but Cambodia’s fourth place came as a shock due to its lack of development to date and the fact it’s always been seen by expats as a super-cheap location.
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Post by Equinix » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:46 am

Hm. Cambodia hasn't been super cheap for a long time. (compared to its neighbors)...

Saigon, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are all cheaper compared to Phnom Penh.

One more year in Pp and moving elsewhere... =)
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Post by armchairlawyer » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:50 am

I'm guessing the survey assumed high rental costs, i.e. condos at $1000+. Probably just took numbers from the internet and didn't dig down to get the true data.
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Post by paparazzi » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:54 am

Apartments in Vietnam are much cheaper than Phnom Penh. Outside of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville l guess much cheaper. $300 a month in Vietnam would get you the same as $450 in Phnom Penh.

Thankfully beer is priced about the same.

Visa situation in Vietnam is now an issue. 3 months and border run needed. Cambodia retirement 1 year visa is much better deal.
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Post by tireswang » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:43 pm

:smileinbox: It's More Cheaper in the Filthypines, but Life is mo bettahs in Cambodia....I live fairly comfortable on a $1000.00 here in S.R. and Lived cheaper in Phnom Penh...
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Post by timmydownawell » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:58 pm

tireswang wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:43 pm
I live fairly comfortable on a $1000.00 here in S.R. and Lived cheaper in Phnom Penh...
That surprises me given rents are cheaper in SR.
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Post by Kammekor » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm

Bought 1L of yoghurt and 500 gram of muesli today, spent over 10 bucks on it. Back home less than 3. Just an example.
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Post by timmydownawell » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:08 pm

^^what a shock, imported dairy products are expensive in a country with no dairy industry.
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:36 pm

Kammekor wrote:Bought 1L of yoghurt and 500 gram of muesli today, spent over 10 bucks on it. Back home less than 3. Just an example.
Weird, I bought a middle soup and it was way cheaper than back home.
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Post by siliconlife » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:50 pm

Yeah, no shit...
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