Cambodia – The Cost

Sihanoukville, Cambodia, March 2016. So, what does a 4 week budget minded trip to Sihanoukville actually cost? The term ‘budget’ will of course differ in meaning among the budget travelling fraternity, but for me budget means – paying the least I can get away with while avoiding hostels!

So, here it is. A breakdown of the costs:

Bus ticket from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville = $12 = £8.57

Accommodation 29 nights basic room, double bed = $100 = £71.42 = £2.46 per night

Food including drink averaging $10 = £7.14 per day for 30 days

Day trip to Koh Ta Kiev including lunch and the $2 ride back to base $17 = £12.14

Day trip to Kampot, bus ticket $10, coffee x 2= $3.50 and transport back to base $2 = $15.50 = £11.07

Bus ticket Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh $6 = £4.28

Total = £252.72 or £8.71 per night. If you need alcohol and cigarettes add a bit more. If your a duo then take a bit off the accommodation price. If you want to rent a scooter add some more. Personally I don’t eat heavy and I drink light which helps me to keep on budget and I didn’t need a scooter because I borrowed a cycle!






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