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 174
2 Manila 103
3 General Santos City 102
4 Cebu City 91

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Manila costs Php454 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Manila costs Php5,000 (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Manila costs Php40 (5 days ago)
  • Public transport in Manila costs Php150 (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Manila costs Php17,000 (5 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Manila costs Php100 (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Manila costs Php100 (5 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Manila costs Php500 (5 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Manila costs Php20,000 (5 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dumaguete City costs Php500 (5 days ago)