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Phnom Penh is the largest city and capital of Cambodia. Built by the French in the 1920’s, it was once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” or the “Paris of the East”, but little remains of its colonial splendour. Situated at the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the park-like riverfront remains the city’s most pleasant feature.

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Facts and Stats for Phnom Penh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Phnom Penh

    Know the pollution level of Phnom Penh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 72.58 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.57 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.14 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.36 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.12 (High)
  • Phnom Penh: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Phnom Penh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Phnom Penh.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.33 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.43 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 52.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.39 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.39 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.89 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.63 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.22 (High)
  • Living in Phnom Penh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Phnom Penh is 68.38 (Low)

    • Safety Index 45.66 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.43 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 80.22 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.1 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.88 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 27.75 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 19.27 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Phnom Penh

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Phnom Penh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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