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Prices in Siem Reap: how much money do you need in Cambodia to live like a king? (or to survive)

posted by Liza 29th April 2016 2 Comments
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Last updated on February 21st, 2017

Ever wondered how much to bring to Siem Reap or what are the typical prices in Siem Reap, Cambodia?
Read this post for some useful information for prices in Siem Reap in 2017. All prices are provided in US dollars.

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 Airport TransfeR
Airport transfer and transport:
Most of the hotels in Cambodia offer free transfer from the airport.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which will cost you around 7-10 dollars.
Also, it’s possible to take a tuk-tuk, which is a bit cheaper compared to the normal taxi – around 5-7 dollars.
Local transport:
Siem Reap is not very big (well, it is quite big but I doubt that you need to go to some places far from the city center, airport or Angkor Wat). Anyways, the most affordable method of transportation is a tuk-tuk. The prices in Siem Reap, vary on your location/destination, but usually don’t exceed 2-3 dollars. Remember to bargain a lot for a good price, especially if you’re getting back to your hotel from the Pub street.
Accommodation in Siem Reap is very cheap: it’s quite easy to afford even a 5-star hotel with the exquisite service.
Here are the prices for different types of accommodation In Siem Reap per night (on weekend, because it’s better to bring more money than less 🙂
-1 bed in a dorm room:
From 5 to 7 dollars depending on a number of beds in a room and location of the hostel.
-Budget hotel
A very cheap room for 2 people will cost you around 7-12 dollars.
-Mid-range hotel
A room in a 3* or 4* hotel you can find for 10-30 dollars also depending on location and room quality.
-5-star hotel
If you’re looking for luxury in Siem Reap, then prepare to pay at least 37 dollars for a night. However, the most expensive hotels are around 200-350 dollars per night (for a luxury suite, of course).

AirBnb is also an option. There you can find an apartment for 2 people starting from 11 dollars!

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Prices for food in Siem Reap
Food is generally very cheap in Cambodia.
However, there are also high-end restaurants, charging 13-15 dollars for a dish but at the same time, they offer exquisite service for that money (in Europe for that price it would just be any mid-range restaurant with very average service).
If you choose some cheaper restaurants, prepare to spend around 7-10 dollars per person, if you’re ordering seafood (crab etc) or 2-5 dollars (if you’re fine with the salads and rice).
If you’re fine with the street food – you can get full by spending just 1-2 dollars.
On the Pub street, the prices are a bit more expensive: 4-7 dollars for a pasta or noodles, around 9-13 dollars for meat and seafood. If you want to try the Cambodian specialty – Khmer BBQ, prepare to spend at least 8 dollars per person (usually, a bit more, 19 dollars for a set for 2 people).
Siem Reap is incredibly great for partying! Just read this post to find out about 5 best places to party in Siem Reap.
As for the prices, they are super cheap! Even the «fanciest bars/clubs» don’t charge more than 10 euros for a PITCHER! But a single drink (cocktail, gin-tonic) might be a bit expensive: around 4-6 dollars.
In cheaper cafes and restaurants, you can easily find drinks for 2.5-3.5 dollars and a beer for 1-1.5. dollars!
Finally, in some pubs and cafes, you’ll see the offers of 0.5 dollars for a draft beer and 1.5 dollars for a cocktail.
Moreover, Siem Reap is full of party-tuk-tuks or mobile bars, where you can have any cocktail (they are not bad at all!) for just 1.5 dollars!
Entertainment &Sightseeing
Entertainment & Sightseeing 
Well, except for the city of Angkor, there’s pretty much nothing else to do in Siem Reap. The ticket to Angkor Wat is 20 dollars for 1 day and 30 dollars for 2 days. Prepare to pay at least 10-20 dollars/day to the tuk-tuk driver, who is going to drive you around the ancient city and wait for you next to all the temples.
To summarize:

It’s possible to survive with as little as 10-12 dollars/day in Cambodia (and even have a drink at night!) but prepare to pay also 20 dollars for Angkor Wat.
To have a very comfortable life, you need at least 20-30 dollars a day per person (also excluding sightseeing).
And finally, you can experience luxury traveling in Siem Reap with as low as 70-100 dollars per day per person!

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This was really helpful information! Thanks so much!



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