Cambodia: Backpackers’ Paradise
We can find local restaurants serving delicious and affordable food (less than $2) in all the country. It is the same the bars in big cities, it is easy to find beers for less than $1 and cocktails for less than $3.
It is also possible to visit sites such as rice fields, lotus farms or craftsman for free in order to not spend too much when visiting Cambodia
Siem Reap, for example, offers a large choice of guesthouses where you can find rooms for less than 10 dollars per night.
Cambodia suits all budgets
Entrance fees to tourist sites can be quite expensive in Cambodia. The National Museum in Siem Reap, for example, costs $12 and one day at Angkor Wat costs $37.
As for hotels, some 2-3 star hotels are very suitable. The room rate is about 40 dollars/ room / night. But be aware that prices can increase during the peak season. You must book early to get a room at the best price.
Finally, if you wish to stay in 5-star hotels, you will have a large choice in Cambodia!
Cost for the visa
In general, we forget to include the cost for a visa in our estimated budget. A one-month tourist visa costs US$30 on arrival and requires one passport-sized photo. Easily extendable business visas are available for US$35.
Besides the expected cost, you should also consider a number of other costs such as insurance, laundry, souvenir purchases, tips, etc.
In conclusion, the budget you will need to travel to Cambodia depends on you and on your choices but we hope that we gave you useful information on what you should expect.