Cost of living in Davao, Philippines

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php137
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php104
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php68
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php96
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php109
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php94
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php308
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php39
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php23,277
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php13,442
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php1,351
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php13,243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php8,479
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,248
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,880
40” flat screen TV Php30,739
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php2,315
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php337
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php106
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,750
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,733
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php2,175
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php1,325
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php818,819
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php906
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php93
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php300
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php180
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php400
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php390
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php113
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php117
4 rolls of toilet paper Php69
Tube of toothpaste Php45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php225
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php479
2 tickets to the movies Php273
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php650
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,474
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php176
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php122
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php69
iPod nano 16GB Php7,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php6
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,165
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php43
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 83 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

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