The national currency is the Riel (KHR), available only in this country.
1€ = 4.560 KHR or US$1 = 4.072 KHR*
* Calculated on June 12th, 2017
The US Dollar is the most used currency, but traders always give back Riel. It’s possible to exchange a money in hotels, and jewelry shops. Banks are to avoid, because of their high interest rate.
COST OF LIFE
The cost of living in Cambodia is very affordable as in most Southeast Asia countries but slightly higher in touristic places as Siem Reap. For one meal, you can count between $3 and $15 depending on your choice of restaurants. For souvenirs and shopping, Cambodia is a paradise, with very cheap local products, most of the time price are defined by negotiation.
Bargaining is an art that requires a little patience, a lot of smiles and humor. Sellers will inevitably offer you higher prices than to the locals. Don’t be offend, as the stereotype of “white people are all rich” is still very strong in Cambodia.
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