Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php280
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php140
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php86
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php74
12 eggs, large Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php127
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php472
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php28,846
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php17,664
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php2,913
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php27,778
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php12,493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,821
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php3,009
40” flat screen TV Php43,014
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,817
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php187
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php95
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,436
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,607
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,588
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,797
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php2,458,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php49
Monthly ticket public transport Php870
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php104
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php246
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php1,143
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php370
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php138
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php177
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php145
4 rolls of toilet paper Php56
Tube of toothpaste Php101
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php181
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php562
2 tickets to the movies Php393
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php819
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,582
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php160
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php110
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php65
iPod nano 16GB Php20,740
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php10
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,102
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php74
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 811 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2016.

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