Cost of living in Cebu City, Philippines

Summary of cost of living in Cebu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php116,441
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php52,425
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Cebu City
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php184
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Php201
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php111
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php85
12 eggs, large Php100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php171
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php109
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php112
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php561
2 liters of coca-cola Php89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php61
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Php37,358
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Php25,703
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,087
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Php25,102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Php15,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Php2,723
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Php1,142
40” flat screen tv Php17,579
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,291
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php379
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php344
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Php2,226
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Php1,715
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,056
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,327
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,727,230
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php66
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,302
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php155
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php241
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php414
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Php727
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Php215
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php170
4 rolls of toilet paper Php94
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php214
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php722
2 tickets to the movies Php490
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,769
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,653
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php188
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php140
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php90
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Php19,487
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,263
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Php96
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 178 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2022

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