Cost of living in Davao, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php194
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php156
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php71
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php95
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php81
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php322
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php23,450
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php15,323
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,455
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php16,360
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php9,908
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,751
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php2,119
40” flat screen TV Php27,664
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php3,846
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php381
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php103
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,318
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,070
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php2,786
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,404
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php862,101
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php950
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php104
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php213
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php114
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php409
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php393
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php122
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php128
4 rolls of toilet paper Php66
Tube of toothpaste Php58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php197
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php490
2 tickets to the movies Php289
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 Php1,571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php216
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php128
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php48
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php33,945
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php6
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,380
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php52
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 256 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2017.

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