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Money and costs

Currency
Rieis (KHR)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 24, 2017 9:22AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$50
  • Cheap guesthouse room: US$5–10
  • Local meals and street eats: US$1–3
  • Local buses: US$2–3 per 100km
Midrange
US$50–200
  • Air-con hotel room: US$15–50
  • Decent local restaurant meal: US$5–10
  • Local tour guide per day: US$25
Top end (more than)
US$200
  • Boutique hotel or resort: US$50–500
  • Gastronomic meal with drinks: US$25–50
  • 4WD rental per day: US$60–120

ATMs are widely available, including in all major tourist centres and provincial capitals. Credit cards are accepted by many hotels and restaurants in larger cities.

Tipping

Tipping is not traditionally expected, but in a country as poor as Cambodia, tips can go a long way.

  • Hotels Not expected outside the fanciest hotels, but 1000r per bag plus a small tip for the cleaner will be a nice surprise.

  • Restaurants A couple of thousand riel at local restaurants will suffice; at fancier restaurants you might leave 10% on a small bill, 5% on a big bill.

  • Remorks & Moto Drivers Not expected for short trips, but leave a dollar or two for half-day or full-day rentals if the service was noteworthy.

  • Temples Most wats have contribution boxes – drop a couple of thousand riel in at the end of a visit, especially if a monk has shown you around.

  • Service Charges Many of the upmarket hotels levy a 10% service charge, but this doesn’t always make it to the staff.