Cost of living in Philippines

Map of Cost of Living in Philippines

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This map shows only the top cities in Philippines. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Cost of Living Ranking in Philippines (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 San Juan, La Union 174
2 Manila 104
3 General Santos City 103
4 Cebu City 92

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Manila costs Php20,000 (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dasmarinas costs Php80 (about 23 hours ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Dasmarinas costs Php7 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Dasmarinas costs Php120 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Dasmarinas costs Php1,000 (about 23 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Dasmarinas costs Php8 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Dasmarinas costs Php2,400 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Dasmarinas costs Php1,000,000 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Dasmarinas costs Php1,000 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Manila costs Php90,000 (about 24 hours ago)