Cost of living in Davao, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Davao

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php91,677
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php39,852
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Davao, Philippines. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php303
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php158
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php81
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php85
12 eggs, large Php87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php105
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php450
2 liters of coca-cola Php88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php44
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php28,161
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php16,758
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,219
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php21,893
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php11,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,786
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,850
40” flat screen tv Php27,115
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php2,985
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php404
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php133
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php3,283
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,456
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,608
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,298
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,031,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php40
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,011
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php146
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php185
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php480
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php489
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php343
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php139
4 rolls of toilet paper Php60
Tube of toothpaste Php58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php194
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php487
2 tickets to the movies Php338
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,283
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,613
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php300
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php140
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php77
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php29,196
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php6
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,588
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php75
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 23 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2021

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