Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php291
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php148
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php77
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php79
12 eggs, large Php71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php136
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php114
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php477
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php45
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php24,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,091
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php3,308
40” flat screen TV Php49,280
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php5,513
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php167
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php280
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,822
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,613
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,373
1 pair of leather business shoes Php2,632
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,355,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php51
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,114
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php206
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php226
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php134
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php190
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php134
4 rolls of toilet paper Php51
Tube of toothpaste Php91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php199
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php565
2 tickets to the movies Php355
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php775
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Php1,544
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php172
Capuccino in expat area of the city Php122
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php59
iPod nano 16GB Php18,667
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php18
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,645
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php75
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 588 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2015.

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