Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Cebu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php118,627
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php51,471
  • 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 Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php183
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php183
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php88
12 eggs, large Php103
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php109
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php141
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php114
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php148
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php506
2 liters of coca-cola Php98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php66
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php35,953
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php23,411
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,361
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php26,504
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php14,379
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,688
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,246
40” flat screen tv Php16,705
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,499
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php346
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php344
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,014
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,715
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,056
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,201
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,727,230
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php74
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,315
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php197
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php241
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php1,287
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php813
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php231
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php94
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php158
4 rolls of toilet paper Php92
Tube of toothpaste Php109
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php222
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php677
2 tickets to the movies Php525
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,603
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,653
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php213
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php147
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php87
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php19,487
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,044
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php103
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 220 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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