Expatriate insurance in Cambodia

Cambodia is a fascinating destination that attracts a growing number of foreigners every year. We've put together some advice to help you prepare for your expatriation to Cambodia and to help you make the most of your new life here.

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Cambodia is a country par excellence with around 16 million inhabitants. Many expatriate communities (Belgians, French, Germans, Dutch, etc.) live here. We’ve put together some advice to help you prepare for your expatriation to Cambodia and make the most of your stay. Safety aside, Cambodia is a welcoming country full of opportunities. However, medical infrastructures are not always sufficiently developed, and the costs of private medicine in international establishments can be very high. That’s why we strongly advise you to take out international health insurance for expatriates before you leave, to prevent any risks.

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Schooling in Cambodia

The national language in Cambodia is Khmer, and public school classes are taught in this language.

The school system is composed as follows:

  • Primary school lasts 6 years and ends with a brevet, which allows students to go on to collège.
  • Junior high and high school each last 3 years.

Once an A-level has been obtained, students can enroll free of charge in all higher education establishments. B or C grades give access to a higher education grant.

There are very good Anglo-Saxon international universities in all major cities.

Two French schools in Cambodia are approved by the AEFE:

  • The Lycée Français René Descartes in Phnom Penh caters for students from kindergarten to the end of secondary school.
  • TheFrench school in Siem Reap welcomes kindergarten and primary school pupils.

As a guide, the French lycée in Phnom Penh charges between $4,770 and $6,350 per school year. Then there are the registration fees (higher in the first year).

These prices apply to students of French and/or Cambodian nationality. Fees are higher for students of other nationalities.

Other French schools are listed on the website of the French Embassy in Cambodia.

Accommodation in Cambodia

The places most populated by expatriates are Phnom Penh (Daun Penh), Battambang, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. These regions are also home to the majority of foreign companies setting up in Cambodia.

To find accommodation, it is advisable to turn to other expatriates when you arrive in Cambodia. Then, if necessary, contact a real estate agency. The agency commission is usually around half a month’s rent.

To obtain a rental contract, you’ll generally need a visa valid for one year. Indeed, landlords generally prefer long-term leases. You will also need to present your passport and a witness for the signature. It’s likely that you and your witness will have to thumbprint the contract after signing.

Remember to include an inventory of fixtures with the contract.

The longer the lease, the more you’ll be able to negotiate your rent. The deposit is generally equivalent to 1 or 2 months’ rent. The first rent must also be paid in advance.

Ask what utilities are included in the rent (internet, telephone, television, etc.). It’s also a good idea to know when garbage collection is scheduled for your home. Water and electricity are generally not included in the rent. It’s generally cheaper to pay your bills directly to the electricity company than to your landlord. If in doubt, ask other expatriates what the normal rates are for these charges.

Foreigners are not allowed to buy land or property in Cambodia.

How much does it cost to live in Cambodia?

Housing costs range from $250 to $400 for a one-bedroom condominium (equivalent to a T2) to $400 to $700 for a large multi-bedroom apartment. Of course, the bigger the city, the more expensive the rent. This explains why Phnom Penh’s property prices are the highest in the country.

Choosing health insurance in Cambodia

As an expatriate, you will no longer be covered by the French health and welfare system, and will therefore lose your rights to L’Assurance maladie. To be on the safe side, it is essential to purchase comprehensive expatriate health insurance in Cambodia. In fact, as Cambodia’s public sector remains insufficient, expatriates turn to the private sector (which enjoys a higher quality of care thanks to the cutting-edge techniques of its practitioners, on a par with the quality of the most developed countries), which explains the high cost of medical expenses. Theexpatriate health insurance offered by Mondassur meets many of the criteria for minimum medical coverage. Expatriates are guaranteed to be well covered worldwide and in Cambodia. Don’t hesitate to compare different international medical insurance plans. Mondassur will work with you, free of charge, to study your current medical coverage and the different insurance options available to you, based on your budget and needs. And if you’re over 65 and planning to move to Cambodia, we advise you to take out our Gold Visa contract. Here you can compare ourexpatriate insurance quotesfor the 1st euro for your expatriation to Cambodia.
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