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Fun Facts About Cambodia (1): There Are No McDonald’s In Cambodia!

(English report follows after Japanese)






(1) カンボジアの国民所得が低いため。



(2) カンボジアの首都プノンペンの人口が少ないため。





The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has literally brought a halt to international travel, which includes Cambodia.


While going to Cambodia for holiday may not be possible anytime soon, to continue to garner your interest about Cambodia,  every week from now we will feature one interesting fact about Cambodia through our blog here.


And now for the very first fun fact about Cambodia –  You Can’t Find McDonald’s In Cambodia!


Cambodia is one of the very few countries in which McDonald’s has not stepped foot on. It is believed that there are reasons as to why it doesn’t.


(1) Low in Income of Citizens

Currently the average monthly income of Cambodia citizens is around USD 190 (equivalent to about 20, 000 yen), which is being seen as having a low purchasing power.


(2) Low in Population in Phnom Penh

As of 2019, the population of Cambodia capital, Phnom Penh is at around 2 million people. Because of that, it is being thought as not being profitable for McDonald’s to set up business in Cambodia, coupled with the low spending power.

Nevertheless, while you can’t find McDonald’s in Cambodia, there are still KFC, Burger King, and Lucky Burger (Cambodia’s equivalent of McDonald’s) available in Cambodia. So no worries at all for all big fans of fast food!

Lucky Burger of Cambodia


  1. KK Assetmanagement Asia, March 2019,