Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Cebu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php122,461
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php53,110
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Cebu City
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php195
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php188
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php112
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php93
12 eggs, large Php111
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php104
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php324
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php161
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php118
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php73
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php512
2 liters of coca-cola Php95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php60
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php38,054
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php23,321
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,816
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php27,597
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php13,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,879
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,233
40” flat screen tv Php16,247
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,534
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php346
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php344
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,021
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,721
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,447
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,036
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,742,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php71
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,565
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php214
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php209
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php1,251
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php761
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php237
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php166
4 rolls of toilet paper Php67
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php221
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php611
2 tickets to the movies Php487
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php3,123
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,652
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php242
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php139
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php89
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php19,884
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php12
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,931
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php130
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 9 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2024

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