Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php310
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php175
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php86
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php77
12 eggs, large Php103
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php127
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php472
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php26,858
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,873
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php3,104
40” flat screen TV Php47,201
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php5,817
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php187
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php243
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,973
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,607
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,471
1 pair of leather business shoes Php2,843
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php2,458,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php48
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,166
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php155
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php246
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php138
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php177
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php145
4 rolls of toilet paper Php56
Tube of toothpaste Php101
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php197
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php544
2 tickets to the movies Php402
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php797
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,216
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php160
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php65
iPod nano 16GB Php24,374
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php16
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,102
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php74
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 765 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2015.

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