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where is cheaper thailand or cambodia

We are thinking of going to phom penh for a few days whilst in thailand whats the cost of living like compared to hua hin in thailand anyone know?

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1. Re: where is cheaper thailand or cambodia

Cambodia is cheaper.



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^^ +1

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Cambodia is far cheaper,the hotels are cheaper and normal services are cheaper.thailands labour force is more highly paid than khmers so most services works out cheaper,

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But the Thai Royal Resort town of Hua Hin and its beaches and sea-side hotels are vastly superior to any you will find in coastal Cambodia.

I rather like Hua Hin. It's a good place to relax and consume slippy, slimy, smelly, durian in a good hotel pool.

Costs like-for-like are definitely cheaper in Cambodia and the Khmer people are far more friendly and likeable than the Thais are.

Best regards. Ian.

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ditto Ians comments ,cambodia is cheaper and locals are friendlier and more easy going.

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Cambodia is cheaper but Thailand is definitely a better beach destination.

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All depends on where in Thailand or Cambodia you go. For living, you wont get the same deals on rent as you would in Thailand. In Thailand for example you can get an apt for 300 a month with pool, weight room and other amenities. You would have to pay double for the same in PNH. In Sihanoukville you could have an apt not far from the beach for as little as 100 dollars a month. Street food in Thailand is cheap and safer to eat. Get out of the tourist areas in Thailand and beer is reasonable. Surin for example is great value. There is no tax on alcohol in Cambodia so drinks will be cheaper, though many night venues in PNH are upping their prices well above their cost.

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For a trip lasting a few days in either country like for like costs are lower in Cambodia. Yes,the Khmers are friendlier, they remind me of how Thai's were in the early 1980's when I first started travelling to Thailand. Thai's generally are still incredibly gracious people but the attitudes have hardened so much in the main tourist area's that its become a reason to avoid them for me. Off the beaten path in Thailand is the way to go now.

Go and enjoy a little of Cambodia while it still has some innocence, at least as far as tourism goes.

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Cambodia is cheaper but i disagree re friendliness. Pnohm Penn can be quite hostile. In siem reap they are very friendly

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Cambodia is changing fast and for the better i feel,Pnomh Penh and Sihanoukville are both getting a makeover.Stayed recently in the latter for two weeks,one street from the beach in nice hotel for $15 per night with airc.Great value in a seaside town that is far less touristy than say Puket and easy to chill out.In my view Cambodian people are about the friendliest and sincere on this earth.