Cost of living in Philippines

Map of Cost of Living in Philippines


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 177
2 Manila 107
3 General Santos City 104
4 Cebu City 94

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Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Manila costs Php50 (2 days ago)
  • Per hour of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Manila costs Php250 (2 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Manila costs Php260 (2 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Manila costs Php50 (2 days ago)
  • Public transport in Manila costs Php1,200 (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Manila costs Php52 (2 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Manila costs Php1,500,000 (2 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Manila costs Php5,000 (2 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Manila costs Php4,000 (2 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Manila costs Php2,500 (2 days ago)