Cost of living in Dumaguete City, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php334
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php164
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php240
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php104
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php397
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php20,429
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php14,163
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,309
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php13,844
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php10,819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,396
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,624
40” flat screen TV Php31,287
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,747
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php263
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,525
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,133
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php2,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php1,333
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php975,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php47
Monthly ticket public transport Php2,233
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) Php145
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php100
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php217
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php157
4 rolls of toilet paper Php53
Tube of toothpaste Php65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php184
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php514
2 tickets to the movies Php322
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,200
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,058
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php95
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php102
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php59
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php22,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php11
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,051
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php71
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 113 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 31, 2018.

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