20 June 2013
Slightly Interesting Cambodian Facts (24) The Growing Middle Class
If you earn $4 a day in Cambodia the International Labour Organization considers you part of the middle-class.*
In 2004 the organization considered 9.4% of Cambodians to be middle-class on that basis.
This quickly grew to 16.1% in 2008.
And by 2017 the middle class is expected to almost double to 32% of the population.
* This seems an extraordinarily low dollar figure when you consider waitresses and factory workers often earn around a $100 a month.