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.

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