Cost of living in San Juan, La Union, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php472
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php350
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php139
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large -
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php167
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php1,952
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php183
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php223
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php129
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php558
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php129
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php58,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php32,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php12,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php44,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php31,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php11,820
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php6,100
40” flat screen TV Php49,200
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php310
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php340
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,240
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,250
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,800
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php5,200
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,220,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php52
Monthly ticket public transport Php2,281
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) Php215
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php1,220
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php500
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper Php182
Tube of toothpaste Php153
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php755
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php2,210
2 tickets to the movies Php1,213
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php4,827
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php3,204
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php422
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php212
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php173
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php64
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,200
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php249
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2017.

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