Cost of living in Dumaguete City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Dumaguete City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php87,818
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php34,659
  • 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 Dumaguete City, Philippines. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php283
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php162
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83
12 eggs, large Php91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php240
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php104
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php362
2 liters of coca-cola Php51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php19,251
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php15,892
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php14,325
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php10,844
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,912
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,576
40” flat screen tv Php31,287
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,468
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php263
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php100
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) Php1,168
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 Php48
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,876
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php324
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php150
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php100
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php521
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php217
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php103
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php144
4 rolls of toilet paper Php54
Tube of toothpaste Php62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php170
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php552
2 tickets to the movies Php359
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 Php989
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php106
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php57
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php22,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php10
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,116
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php77
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 90 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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