Cost of living in Davao, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php173
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php131
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83
12 eggs, large Php73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php83
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php346
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php22,330
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php15,220
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,319
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php15,370
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php9,443
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,751
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,713
40” flat screen TV Php27,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php2,315
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php345
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php117
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,263
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php787
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php2,456
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,010
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php837,359
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php873
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php94
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php219
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php116
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php404
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php390
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php122
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php111
4 rolls of toilet paper Php65
Tube of toothpaste Php63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php184
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php442
2 tickets to the movies Php272
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php641
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,435
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php791
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php132
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php43
iPod nano 16GB Php8,924
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php6
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,309
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php52
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 186 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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