Real Estate in Asia's Fastest-Growing Economy


Why Invest in Cambodia Real Estate?

Rapid Growth, Fueled by Demographics and Urbanization

Asia's Best Economy

Cambodia averaged GDP growth of more than 7% for the past five years, ranking it one of the fastest growing countries in Asia.

There aren't many signs of the economy slowing down either. The World Bank and IMF are both predicting an even quicker growth rate in the near future.

Business Friendliness

Foreigners can own 100% of almost any type of business in Cambodia. It's easy to start up a company, buy real estate, and get a long-term visa here.

Tax rates in Cambodia also are among Asia's lowest. Income is taxed at a flat 12%. Likewise, property tax is miniscule and capital gains aren't taxed at all.

High Rental Yields

Property in Cambodia has some of the highest rental yields in the world. Returns exceeding 6% annually are common in commercial and residential sectors alike.

A rising middle class, a large supply of well-paid expats, and plenty of retirees equal a healthy demand for quality rental units in Phnom Penh.

Rising Property Values

The country will see increased housing demand in prime locations. Real estate in central areas can still be bought at below US$1,000 per sqm.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia's largest city, is ranks among the least expensive capitals in the world. Prices have few places left to go except upwards.

Robust Demographics

With an average age of 25, Cambodia is undergoing a population boom that will last several decades. Millions of people will move from rural areas into cities.

Demographic trends rarely change once set in motion. Combined together, these trends almost necessitate rising demand for prime real estate.

Recession Avoidance

Cambodia hasn't had a recession in thirty years. They've skipped every economic crisis since then, from the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis to the Recession of 2009.

Of course, a "recession-proof" country does not truly exist. Yet Cambodia's long history of avoiding them makes it about as close as we'll ever get to one.