Phnom Penh Tourism, Cambodia

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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 73.21 (High)
    • Water Pollution 72.58 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 77.42 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.77 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 64.84 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.35 (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 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.93 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.76 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.48 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.98 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.79 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.86 (High)
  • Living in Phnom Penh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Phnom Penh is 76.97 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 43.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.43 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 79.87 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.1 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.79 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.6 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.51 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 26.25 (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 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 21.43 USD

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

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