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Travel advise: payments in Cambodia
Jet off well-informed to Cambodia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Cambodia.
Even more than other countries in South West Asia, Cambodia is very much a cash based economy. With the exception of some international hotels and luxury shops in Phnom Penh, card payments are generally not accepted by vendors in Cambodia.
If you are going to pay by card in Cambodia: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments. ATM withdrawals in Cambodia will incur heavy costs including currency conversion fees. Your bank's KHR to GBP exchange rate will be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in South East Asia it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Yes. Cash is by far the most used payment method in Cambodia and most vendors will ONLY accept cash. Vendors in Cambodia will typically accept payments in US Dollars, Cambodian Riel and mostly also in Thai Bahts.
It's recommended to take either US Dollars or Cambodian Riels with you on your trip to Cambodia. Thai Baht is accepted by most vendors but the exchange rate isn't always as good as the rate for US dollars. Be prepared to receive change in Riels even when you pay in US dollars or Thai baht.
The overall cost of living in Cambodia is around 30% lower than the cost of living in the UK. For a coffee in a cafe you can expect to pay around 8,000 KHR or $2 USD.
For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant in Phnom Penh the bill is typically around 50,000 KHR or $12.50 USD per person.
There is no formal tipping culture in Cambodia. Many tourists will leave a tip of around 10% if they are happy about the service.
Wages for waiting staff in Cambodia are low. Therefore a tip will always be appreciated even if it's only rounding up the bill to the next 5,000 riels banknote. Or you can leave a $1 dollar banknote as a tip. Never leave coins for a tip as this is considered offensive.
Banknotes in Cambodia
The banknotes of the Kingdom of Cambodia are in the following denominations: 50 KHR, 100 KHR, 200 KHR, 500 KHR, 1,000 KHR, 2,000 KHR, 5,000 KHR, 10,000 KHR, 20,000 KHR and 50,000 KHR.
All banknotes in use are dated 2001 and later. Don't accept the older banknotes dated before 2001.
Coins in Cambodia
Cambodian coins range from 50 riels to 500 riels. But in practice coins aren't used in Cambodia. The low value banknotes of 50 riels to 500 riels are used instead.
Cambodia's currency import and export regulations
Travelers to and from Cambodia can import and export as much currency as they like, but must make a declaration if the value is over $10,000 USD.
Ordering Cambodian Riels online
Order Cambodian Riels online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Cambodian Riels online.
Selling back Cambodian Riels
If you have Cambodian Riels to sell, follow this link to exchange Cambodian Riels to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'KHR Cambodian Riel'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Cambodian Riels.