Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Cebu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php110,161
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php52,816
  • 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 Cebu City, Philippines. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php226
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php145
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php257
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php123
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php437
2 liters of coca-cola Php65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php46,704
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php20,615
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,016
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php19,929
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php20,027
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,958
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,547
40” flat screen tv Php29,342
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,531
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php252
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php274
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,146
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,617
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,968
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,357
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,549,780
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php49
Monthly ticket public transport Php864
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php170
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php207
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php424
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php585
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php202
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php170
4 rolls of toilet paper Php39
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php185
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php774
2 tickets to the movies Php479
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php904
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,471
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php153
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php145
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php72
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php27,951
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,256
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php84
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 113 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2020

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