Phnom Penh

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
80/265
Details
Large apartment$933.18
Medium apartment$691.40
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$449.61

Cost of Living

8
66/263
Details
5km taxi ride$0.92
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$0.78
A kilogram of Apples$3.40
Bread$0.65
Inflation [score]0.76
Lunch$4.80
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$19.00
Movie ticket$4.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.30

Startups

1
254/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups6
Meetups members1110
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months28
Startup climate scene [score]0.72
Startup events1
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.10
Total number of startups8

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
236/265
Details
Airport hub15
Airport hub [score]0.15
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
175/261
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Cambodia/Phnom_Penh
Traffic handling [score]0.67

Business Freedom

1
262/263
Details
Business freedom32.30
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption21.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.10
Lack of labor restrictions62.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.49
Time to open a business99.00
Time to open a business [score]0.10

Safety

7
177/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

3
264/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.42
Healthcare quality [score]0.27
Life expectancy (years)68.73
Life expectancy [score]0.13

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

3
236/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.31
Cleanliness [score]0.14
Drinking water quality [score]0.44
Urban greenery [score]0.27

Economy

5
131/262
Details
Currency for urban areaKHR
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]0.98
GDP per capita$3262.55
GDP per capita [score]0.10

Taxation

8
16/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.65
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes173
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

3
221/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.30
Internet access (download) [score]0.11
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)11.35

Leisure & Culture

6
138/264
Details
Art galleries24
Art galleries [score]0.33
Cinemas18
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs2
Comedy clubs [score]0.33
Concert venues17
Concerts [score]0.40
Historical sites10
Historical sites [score]0.57
Museums7
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues13
Performing arts [score]0.21
Sport venues12
Sports [score]0.19
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.35

Tolerance

6
185/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index57.93
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.58
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.64

Outdoors

3
208/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters121.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)21.00
Water access [score]0.57
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Phnom Penh are in the 66th place of all 263 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$612$1,254
$933
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$19
Lunch$5
-52%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$7,079
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.30
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Phnom Penh in position 220 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Phnom Penh

Population of Phnom Penh

1,573,544
1,887 /km²
68/264
Density (people per unit of area)
12%
Growth in 2015-2020
Phnom Penh

Demographics of Cambodia

Median age
25
Elderly people
4%
Life expectancy at birth
65
GDP per capita (in USD)
$3,263
259/262
Unemployment
0%
1/263

Languages

English proficiency score
39
228/228
Common spoken languages
Khmer

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Marketing Manager
13.04%
Project Manager
8.70%
Web Designer
8.70%
Software Engineer
8.70%
Mobile Developer
4.35%
Founder
4.35%
Executive Assistant
4.35%
Other
47.83%

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LGBT rights in Phnom Penh

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Ambiguous

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

282

Climate type

Tropical Monsoon

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Phnom Penh

5:29 36 Hours in Phnom Penh, Cambodia | The New York Times

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On living in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers, is the capital of Cambodia and its largest city.

Despite being liberated from the Khmer Rouge by the Vietnamese in 1979, Phnom Penh has long remained a bit rough. Things are improving, though roads remain shabby, traffic chaotic, and electricity strained.

The city is slowly gaining high rise buildings and traffic lights. The beauty that made it a "Paris of the East" before 1970 is unfortunately well hidden, though a few French colonial buildings remain. The wide boulevards and promenades envisaged by the French have become parking spaces and market stalls: pedestrians are not in favour.

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