Cost of living in Dasmarinas, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php141
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php126
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php65
12 eggs, large Php65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php79
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php65
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php200
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php17,352
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php9,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php2,410
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php5,168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php4,513
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,757
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,849
40” flat screen TV Php18,626
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,642
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php884
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php2,414
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php1,464
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,217,720
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php47
Monthly ticket public transport Php2,091
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php175
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php100
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php512
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php60
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php81
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php175
4 rolls of toilet paper Php50
Tube of toothpaste Php85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php411
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,064
2 tickets to the movies Php376
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php419
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php2,250
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php175
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php137
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php75
iPad Air 2, 64GB Php3,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,991
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php64
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 29, 2017.

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