Cambodia vs Panama - Cost of Living Comparison

Cambodia Panama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$796
$1040
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2157
$2489
🏠 One person rent
$387
$530
🏘️ Family rent
$907
$877
🍽️ Food expenses
$273
$353
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.2
$68.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$281
$746
💸 GDP per capita
$1544
$12510
😃 Human freedom index
6.47
8.12
❤️ Life expectancy
70.1
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
23
36
🌐 English speaking %
22.2%
14%
🎓 Higher education
30
49
😀 Quality of life
49
58
🏙️ Population
16M
4.1M

The average cost of living in Cambodia ($796) is 23% less expensive than in Panama ($1040). Cambodia ranked 102nd vs 57th for Panama 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 0.7 months in Panama. Ranked 94th and 63rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cambodia vs Panama

We calculate prices for Cambodia and Panama as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 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 Panama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3
$7.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$35.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$6.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$2.22
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$3.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$1.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$428
$638
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$375
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1238
$1105
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$648
$650
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.3
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$97.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.1
$39.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.23%
6.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2159
$2002
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1292
$1216
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.13
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.6
$35
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.28
$13.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
$8.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.67
$2.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.41
$2.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$2.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$2.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$9.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.54
$6.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.13
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.51
$6.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$2.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$70.1
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.66
$6.19
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.9
$44.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.96
$12.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.6
$43.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$66.4
$68.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$218
$321
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8444
$12414

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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 Panama

City Cost of living Population
Panama City
$1211
881K
Colon
$889
242K
Tocumen
$845
103K
Santiago de Veraguas
$853
89K
David
$769
82.9K
La Chorrera
$841
68.9K
Balboa
$851
62.9K
Chitre
$847
46.2K
Pacora
$760
52.5K
Penonome
$784
21.7K