Cost of living in Bacolod City, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php220
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php155
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php105
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php75
12 eggs, large Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php119
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php185
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php105
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php387
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php17,186
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php8,178
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php10,246
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php11,421
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php6,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php1,600
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,404
40” flat screen TV Php17,360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php225
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php100
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,750
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,125
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php1,375
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php39
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php341
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php300
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php106
4 rolls of toilet paper Php40
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php106
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php664
2 tickets to the movies Php340
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,051
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php114
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php114
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php55
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php9
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,129
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php61
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 79 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: April 15, 2018.

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