Cost of living in Bacolod City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Bacolod City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php83,980
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php32,414
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Bacolod City, Philippines. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php208
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php150
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php100
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php51
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php115
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php161
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php104
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php458
2 liters of coca-cola Php60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php44
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php19,304
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php11,974
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,416
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php11,378
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php18,653
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,814
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,681
40” flat screen tv Php18,851
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php301
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php303
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,758
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,722
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,378
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,461
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,091,290
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php45
Monthly ticket public transport Php420
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php132
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php600
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php500
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php225
4 rolls of toilet paper Php44
Tube of toothpaste Php82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php140
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php776
2 tickets to the movies Php376
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 Php990
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php128
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php123
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php64
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 35 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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