- Cambodia Riel (KHR), symbol: ៛
- The riel (KHR) is the official currency of Cambodia, but you don’t need to rush out and change money before you arrive. The US dollar is an unofficial second currency that is actually used more — there’s a 90% level of dollarization in the country. In fact, if you’re getting a visa on arrival, plan to pay in US currency
- Most prices in stores are quoted in dollars and it’s only at local markets and for small transactions that you’ll be asked for riel. Even so, you can pay with dollars — the “street” exchange rate that you’ll get from small shops, motodops and local cafes is 4,000 riel to the dollar.
- There are many ATMs in town that accept foreign cards, although most will levy a hefty $4 surcharge. These ATMs all dispense dollars. Canadia Bank is the exception — they allow transaction-free withdrawals. There are also ATMs at the Phnom Penh airport dispensing US dollars
- After getting luggage and clearing customs, the Cambodia Asia Bank has their own exchange counter. But if you convert at the markets or any street exchange (often older ladies work next to a glass box with various banknotes inside), then you can get a better rate.
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