Cambodia vs Maldives - Cost of Living Comparison

Cambodia Maldives
🚶 Cost of living one person
$796
$1188
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2157
$2966
🏠 One person rent
$387
$752
🏘️ Family rent
$907
$1753
🍽️ Food expenses
$273
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.2
$43.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$281
$761
💸 GDP per capita
$1544
$6924
😃 Human freedom index
6.47
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
70.1
79.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
23
40
🌐 English speaking %
22.2%
70%
🎓 Higher education
30
11
😀 Quality of life
49
55
🏙️ Population
16M
436K

The average cost of living in Cambodia ($796) is 33% less expensive than in Maldives ($1188). Cambodia ranked 102nd vs 40th for Maldives 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 0.6 months in Maldives. Ranked 94th and 72nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cambodia vs Maldives

We calculate prices for Cambodia and Maldives as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 2 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 Maldives
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3
$4.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$9.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$5.18
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$1.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$428
$756
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$529
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1238
$1779
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$648
$1462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.3
$92.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.1
$85.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.23%
13.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2159
$2621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1292
$1934
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.13
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.6
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.28
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$8.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$3.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
$6.86
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.67
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.41
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$2.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$9.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$6.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.54
$6.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.13
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.51
$3.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$70.1
$68.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.66
$7.59
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.9
$23.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.96
$3.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.6
$37.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$66.4
$64.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$218
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8444
$2796

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Cities Comparison in Cambodia vs Maldives

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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 Maldives

City Cost of living Population
Male
$1198
133K
Hulhumale
$1161
50K