Is Cambodia poor or rich?
Cambodia is currently one of the poorest countries in the world. Its per-capita income is only US$260. However, if adjusted for purchasing power parity (which takes into account the low prices for goods in Cambodia), its per-capita income jumps rather dramatically to US$1300.
How did Cambodia get so poor?
Causes of poverty in Cambodia were largely due to ineffective and oppressive governments, which failed to lift Cambodia out of poverty after the civil war between 1959 and 1975. The country struggled for many years even into the early 2000s with political unrest and turnover.