Cambodia vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Cambodia Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$796
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2157
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$387
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$907
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$273
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.2
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$281
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$1544
$637
😃 Human freedom index
6.47
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
70.1
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
23
35
🌐 English speaking %
22.2%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
30
42
😀 Quality of life
49
31
🏙️ Population
16M
18.6M

The average cost of living in Cambodia ($796) is 44% more expensive than in Malawi ($553). Cambodia ranked 102nd vs 156th for Malawi in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Cambodia compared to 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 94th and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cambodia vs Malawi

We calculate prices for Cambodia and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 9 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Cambodia Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$428
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1238
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$648
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.3
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.1
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.23%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2159
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1292
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.13
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.6
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.28
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.67
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.41
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.54
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.13
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.51
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$70.1
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.66
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.9
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.96
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.6
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$66.4
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$218
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8444
$7348

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cambodia

City Cost of living Population
Phnom Penh
$850
2.13M
Siem Reap
$639
245K
Sihanoukville
$870
73K
Serei Saophoan
$638
99K
Battambang
$540
119K
Svay Rieng
$645
41.4K
Kampong Cham
$509
38.4K
Kampot
$531
32.1K
Prey Veng
$642
33.1K
Stung Treng
$639
29.7K

In Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K