The Cost of Living in Phnom Penh on the Cheap (expatriate blog)

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The Cost of Living in Phnom Penh on the Cheap (expatriate blog)

Post by General Mackevili » Tue May 03, 2016 1:02 am

A blog post from a married couple living in Phnom Penh:

"This is a guest post from Jen Joslin, best known for her blog http://www.twocantravel.com. She lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with her husband, stand-up comedian Stevo Joslin. They have been living and traveling in Asia together since 2011, and have been living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia since 2015. Jen works as a first grade teacher at a small international school. When he’s not on stage, Stevo dabbles in curriculum consulting, teaches swimming, and does English tutoring. Combined they earn less than $35,000 USD per year, yet this is the happiest they’ve ever been; both pursuing their passions while enjoying the pleasures of daily life in Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh is at that sweet spot of development for expat living. An influx of foreign investment in recent years has meant more businesses, amenities and quality international schools geared toward foreigners. While gentrification has it’s positives and negatives, there is much to be said for the comforts and ease of...
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue May 03, 2016 9:19 am

Gentrification... Yeah, saw that blog entry in my Facebook feed a few days ago but couldn't bring myself click on it as I knew it would likely annoy me. I can see the charm and confort that all these coffee shops and fast food chains bring to some, but they're certainly not attracting the kind of people I find interesting. Not talking about them in particular, but more generally speaking.
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Post by zmth » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:24 pm

probabably way to high and incovenint in that discusiting market with all water etc collects on froor people in the way,horribly sense of well being and they was overprice chargers wated more from some others than fair.Problem and Luck's supermarkrt id yhey and way-way too hihg prive for like banannas and many other.
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:45 pm

zmth wrote:
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probabably way to high and incovenint in that discusiting market with all water etc collects on froor people in the way,horribly sense of well being and they was overprice chargers wated more from some others than fair.Problem and Luck's supermarkrt id yhey and way-way too hihg prive for like banannas and many other.
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Post by Heng Heng Heng » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:45 pm

$35000; life on the cheap? If you can't live like a king here for half of that money, you're a total idiot. Anyway, life is not an economy run.
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Post by bolueeleh » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:54 pm

Username Taken wrote:
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zmth wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:24 pm
probabably way to high and incovenint in that discusiting market with all water etc collects on froor people in the way,horribly sense of well being and they was overprice chargers wated more from some others than fair.Problem and Luck's supermarkrt id yhey and way-way too hihg prive for like banannas and many other.
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Post by Arget » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 pm

what is FTFY?
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Post by rozzieoz » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:59 pm

Arget wrote:what is FTFY?
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Post by Arget » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:09 pm

Thanks. How is the balcony garden planning going?
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Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:14 pm

...Combined they earn less than $35,000 USD per year,
:please:
$3,000/month for two is not exactly living on the cheap
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