Cambodia

Capital Phnom Penh

Population 15,626,444

Area 181,035 km2

Key facts

Cambodia is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 3 countries (Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam) that Cambodia shares its borders with. The official language of Cambodia is Khmer. Traveling across Cambodia if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Cambodia was ranked 97th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Cambodia is Cambodian riel (KHR). The riel (៛) is subdivided into 10 kak.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 4058.56 KHR and 1 USD is worth 4132 KHR.

Cambodian
Banknotes

៛50៛100៛200៛500៛1000៛2000៛5000៛10000៛20000៛50000៛100000

Cambodian
Coins

៛50៛100៛200៛500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Cambodia is 32.66 Mbps and mobile is 27.45 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Cambodia.26.35 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Cambodia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Cambodia. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 230 V, 50 Hz  Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Cambodia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Cambodia.

There are no Hilton hotels in Cambodia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Cambodia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Cambodia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Cambodia.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Cambodia.

What fast food chains are present in Cambodia?

Amok trey are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Cambodia. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Cambodia below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Cambodia.

The KFC chain operates in Cambodia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Cambodia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Cambodia.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Cambodia.

The Starbucks chain operates in Cambodia.

Weather

Today the sun in Phnom Penh, rises at 5:48 AM and sets at 5:49 PM. The climate of Phnom Penh may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 30.8°C (87.44°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 24.6°C (76.28°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)

Weather data for Phnom Penh (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cambodia.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Cambodia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.8, Cambodia is placed 97th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Cambodia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 19.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Cambodia

117 Police
119 Ambulance
119 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban There is no national smoke-free law, but some areas may have their own rules.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2L of alcohol drinks

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco

Sources

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Cambodia?

Currently, citizens of 8 countries can enter Cambodia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Cambodia.

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