Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php236
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php159
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php256
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php499
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php35,509
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php21,584
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,002
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php26,937
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,435
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,596
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,670
40” flat screen TV Php23,809
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,568
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php275
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php275
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,108
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,624
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,093
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,180
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,712,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php51
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,013
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php167
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php198
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php389
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php1,358
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php129
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php102
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php159
4 rolls of toilet paper Php47
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php182
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php757
2 tickets to the movies Php467
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,600
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,527
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php155
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php152
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php69
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,153
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,173
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php63
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 421 prices entered by 55 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2018.

Cebu City position in our World Ranking

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293rd
out of 342
asia
17th
out of 35

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