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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:20

Investing in Cambodia: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Cambodia.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Cambodia has a population of 16.9 million, making it the 70th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 48.8% males and 51.2% females.

There are 9.1 million people employed in Cambodia, with an unemployment rate of 0.9% – 92,280 people.

Cambodia is the 228th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $24.8bn.

As of 2017 there were 207,603 students in tertiary education in Cambodia, with 930,200 students in secondary and 2.1 million in primary education. Cambodia spent 2.2% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Cambodia ranked 144th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 138th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Cambodia finished 106th, after ranking 106th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $328m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $1.1bn in 2018.

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