Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 4.5% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 16.7% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 73.8% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 35.1% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 0.6% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 14.9% higher than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 ₱ 300.00 ₱      +50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,100.00 ₱ 1,750.00 ₱      +59.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ₱ 250.00 ₱      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 82.50 ₱ 70.00 ₱      -15.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 170.00 ₱ 130.00 ₱      -23.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 149.92 ₱ 170.40 ₱      +13.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 42.15 ₱ 54.87 ₱      +30.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 31.12 ₱ 32.46 ₱      +4.3 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 393.45 ₱ 393.93 ₱      +0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 66.34 ₱ 70.08 ₱      +5.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.17 ₱ 25.17 ₱      -0.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 118.67 ₱ 119.94 ₱      +1.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 244.94 ₱ 205.69 ₱      -16.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 133.70 ₱ 131.52 ₱      -1.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.56 ₱ 213.58 ₱      +12.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 86.94 ₱ 83.46 ₱      -4.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 33.50 ₱ 45.68 ₱      +36.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 113.04 ₱ 88.22 ₱      -22.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 50.18 ₱ 53.52 ₱      +6.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 54.43 ₱ 62.11 ₱      +14.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 98.66 ₱ 76.20 ₱      -22.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 60.00 ₱ 88.10 ₱      +46.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 40.86 ₱ 43.92 ₱      +7.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 69.26 ₱ 77.32 ₱      +11.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 133.33 ₱ 87.95 ₱      -34.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ₱ 167.50 ₱      +11.7 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 14.00 ₱ 30.00 ₱      +114.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 850.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      -41.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 42.00 ₱ 45.00 ₱      +7.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23.34 ₱ 21.73 ₱      -6.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ₱ 145.00 ₱      -3.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 260.28 ₱ 248.26 ₱      -4.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,700,000.00 ₱ 1,400,000.00 ₱      -17.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,058,500.00 ₱ 1,157,142.86 ₱      +9.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,339.29 ₱ 7,174.31 ₱      +13.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2,166.00 ₱ 1,868.69 ₱      -13.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,962.12 ₱ 1,646.36 ₱      -16.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,560.00 ₱ 2,280.00 ₱      +46.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 316.67 ₱ 380.00 ₱      +20.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 265.00 ₱ 375.00 ₱      +41.5 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 12,541.67 ₱ 26,229.17 ₱      +109.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 212,500.00 ₱ 828,571.43 ₱      +289.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,542.86 ₱ 2,076.47 ₱      -18.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,366.67 ₱ 1,714.29 ₱      +25.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,000.00 ₱ 4,468.75 ₱      +11.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,583.33 ₱ 4,166.67 ₱      +16.3 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 27,857.14 ₱ 26,690.66 ₱      -4.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,000.00 ₱ 13,857.14 ₱      +6.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 32,000.00 ₱ 89,166.67 ₱      +178.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,000.00 ₱ 35,357.14 ₱      +60.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,339.61 ₱ 21,109.46 ₱      +15.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,537.57 ₱ 15,019.20 ₱      +129.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,121.38 ₱ 29,672.23 ₱      +34.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.67 7.54      -1.6 %
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