Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Cebu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php112,243
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php54,834
  • 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 Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php205
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php175
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php88
12 eggs, large Php102
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php252
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php117
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php495
2 liters of coca-cola Php84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php44,362
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php26,133
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,946
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php29,418
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php16,469
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php3,066
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,434
40” flat screen tv Php21,855
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,477
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php487
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php345
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,007
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,843
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,250
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,718
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,549,580
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php48
Monthly ticket public transport Php840
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php156
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php197
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php414
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php590
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php139
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php105
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php140
4 rolls of toilet paper Php72
Tube of toothpaste Php83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php192
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php744
2 tickets to the movies Php510
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,769
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,472
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php166
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php143
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php75
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php19,154
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,998
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php90
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 310 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2021

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